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  • S His dying boast, that " no Athenian had put on mourning through his doing," perhaps refers to his forbearance towards his political rivals, whom he refused to ruin by prosecution.
  • There was another famous artist whose name was Parrhasius. [Footnote: Parrhasius (_pro_. pa ra'shl us).] When he heard of the boast which Zeuxis had made, he said to himself, "I will see what I can do."
  • "Well," said Zeuxis, "you have beaten me this time, and I shall boast no more.
  • In old England the greatest lords think it great glory to be slapped by a queen, and made garter-knights of; but, be YOUR boast, Stubb, that ye were kicked by old Ahab, and made a wise man of.
  • Do you not marvel, then, at Stubb's boast, that he demanded but ten minutes to behead a sperm whale?

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