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    All men carry about them that which is poyson to serpents: for
    if it be true that is reported, they will no better abide the
    touching with man's spittle than scalding water cast upon them:
    but if it happed to light within their chawes or mouth,
    especially if it come from a man that is fasting, it is present
    death.

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A deadly echidna once bit a Cappadocian; she herself died, having
tasted the Poison-flinging blood.
[Lat., Vipera Cappadocem read more

A deadly echidna once bit a Cappadocian; she herself died, having
tasted the Poison-flinging blood.
[Lat., Vipera Cappadocem nocitura mormordit; at illa Gustato
perit sanguine Cappadocis.]

by Demodocus Found in: Poison Quotes,
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While Fell was reposing himself in the hay,
A reptile concealed bit his leg as he lay;
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While Fell was reposing himself in the hay,
A reptile concealed bit his leg as he lay;
But, all venom himself, of the wound he made light,
And got well, while the scorpion died of the bite.

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Talk no more of the lucky escape of the head
From a flint so unhappily thrown;
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Talk no more of the lucky escape of the head
From a flint so unhappily thrown;
I think very different from thousands; indeed
'Twas a lucky escape for the stone.

by Dr. John Wolcot Found in: Poison Quotes,
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To rankling poison hast thou turned in me the milk of human
kindness.
[Ger., In gahrend Drachengift hast read more

To rankling poison hast thou turned in me the milk of human
kindness.
[Ger., In gahrend Drachengift hast du
Die Milch der frommen Denkart mir verwandelt.]

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Un gros serpent mordit Aurele.
Que croyez-vous qu'il arriva?
Qu' Aurele en mourut? Bagatelle!
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Un gros serpent mordit Aurele.
Que croyez-vous qu'il arriva?
Qu' Aurele en mourut? Bagatelle!
Ce fut le serpent qui creva.

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Poison is drunk out of gold.
[Lat., Venenum in auro bibitur.]

Poison is drunk out of gold.
[Lat., Venenum in auro bibitur.]

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What's one man's poison, signior,
Is another's meat or drink.

What's one man's poison, signior,
Is another's meat or drink.

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One man's strawberries are another man's hives.

One man's strawberries are another man's hives.

by Donald G. Cooley Found in: Poison Quotes,
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The man recover'd of the bite,
The dog it was that died.

The man recover'd of the bite,
The dog it was that died.

by Oliver Goldsmith Found in: Poison Quotes,
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