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Rome was not Built in a Day

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Achievements of great pith and moment are not accomplished without patient perseverance and a considerable interval of time. The French say, “Grand bien ne vient pas en peu dʹheures,” but the English proverb is to be found in the French also: “Rome nʹa pas été faite en un jour.” (1615.)

Rome was not built in a day, like Anchiale, of Cilicia, where Sardanapalus was buried. It is said that Anchiale was actually built in a day.

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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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