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Golden Apple

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What female heart can gold despise?” (Gray). In allusion to the fable of Atalanta, the swiftest of all mortals. She vowed to marry only that man who could outstrip her in a race. Milanʹion threw down three golden apples, and Atalanta, stopping to pick them up, lost the race.

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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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