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Parallel

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None but himself can be his parallel. Wholly without a peer; “Quœris Alcīdœ parem;” “nemo proxinius nec secundus.” There are many similar sentences; for example:—

“Nemo est nisi ipse.”—Seneca: Hercules Furens, 1. 81. (Seneca lived B.C. 58–32.)


“And but herself admits no parallel.”


Massinger: Duke of Millaine, iii. 4. (1662.)


“None but himself himself can parallel.”


Anagram on John Lilburn. (1658.)


“Is there a treachery like this in baseness …

None but itself can be its parallel.”


Theobald: Double Falsehood, iii. 1. (1721.)

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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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