May 22, 2011
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder…the origin of this saying first appeared in the 3rd century BC in Greek. It didn’t appear in its current form in print until the 19th century, but in the meantime there were various written forms that expressed much the same thought. In 1588, the English dramatist John Lyly, in his Euphues and his England, wrote: “…as neere is Fancie to Beautie, as the pricke to the Rose,as the stalke to the rynde,as the earth to the roote.” Had to throw in an endo reference, it’s ingrained.
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