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Quotation by Shakespeare
My father named me Autolycus, who being, as I am, littered under Mercury, was likewise a snapper-up of unconsidered trifles.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Autolycus, in The Winter's Tale, act 4, sc. 3, l. 24-6 (1623).
In mythology, Autolycus was the son of Mercury (god of thieves); here, Autolycus was born when the planet Mercury was in the ascendant.
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