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“Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?”

01 Aug

Ohh that would be me..

The line “Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?” forms line 308 of the “Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot” in which Alexander Pope responded to his physician’s word of caution about making satirical attacks on powerful people by sending him a selection of such attacks.

It can be taken as referring to putting massive effort into achieving something minor or unimportant.

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Posted by on August 1, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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2 responses to ““Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?”

  1. IM_VI

    August 3, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    This approach is atleast better than no effort at all..

     
  2. david michel

    August 24, 2010 at 10:39 am

    people are stupid

     

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