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Quotation by Anonymous
In ancient times—'twas no great loss—
They hung the thief upon the cross:
But now, alas!—I say't with grief—
They hang the cross upon the thief.
Anonymous. "On a Nomination to the Legion of Honour," from Aubrey Stewart's English Epigrams and Epitaphs (1897).
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