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Medeʹa’s Kettle or Caldron

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to boil the old into youth again. Medēa, the sorceress, cut an old ram to pieces, and, throwing the pieces into her caldron, the old ram came forth a young lamb. The daughters of Pelias thought to restore their father to youth in the same way; but Medea refused to utter the magic words, and the old man ceased to live.

Get thee Medea’s kettle and be boiled anew.”—Congreve. Love for Love, iv.

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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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