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Methuselah
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Don Quixote
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  • "By God, master," said Sancho, "the island that I cannot govern with the years I have, I’ll not be able to govern with the years of Methuselah; the difficulty is that the said island keeps its distance somewhere, I know not where; and not that there is any want of head in me to govern it."
  • "By God, your worship is right," replied the Castilian; "for to advise this good man is to kick against the pricks; still for all that it fills me with pity that the sound wit they say the blockhead has in everything should dribble away by the channel of his knight-errantry; but may the bad luck your worship talks of follow me and all my descendants, if, from this day forth, though I should live longer than Methuselah, I ever give advice to anybody even if he asks me for it."

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  • He’s as old as Methuselah.
  • He’d left us two boarders, in fact: Mama Tataba and a parrot named Methuselah.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible

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