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Bœoʹtian Ears

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Ears unable to appreciate music or rhetoric.

“Well, friend, I assure thee thou hast not got Bœotian ears [because you can appreciate the beauties of my sermons].”—Le Sage: Gil Blas, vii. 3.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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