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  • The Hyksos kings of Egypt revived Set's cult in the 2nd millenium B.C., perhaps because their own ass-eared Midas was a similar god-king.

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  • Many men are rather notorious in our great metropolis for "living upon nothing," that is, existing without the aid of such hard food as starved the ass-eared Midas; out these gentlemen of invisible ways and means have a very decent notion of employing four out of the twenty four hours in supplying their internal economy with such creature comforts as, in days of yore, disinherited

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, November 27, 1841

  • While beneath the legend was depicted a fat, vermilion clad cowboy mounted upon a tarantula-bodied, ass-eared horse of pink, in the act of hurling a cable-like rope which by some prodigy of dexterity was made to describe three double-bows and a latigo knot before its loop managed to poise in mid-air above the head of a rabbit-sized baby-blue steer whose horns exceeded in length the pair of Texas monstrosities that graced the doorway.

    The Texan A Story of the Cattle Country

  • Is there no ass-eared old periwig, no dunderhead forthcoming, to restore the concern to its former disabled condition?

    The Letters of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • "Now, listen here, Rowan, it's one thing for that ass-eared Denebian to ricochet about the stars like a ...

    The Rowan

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  • Midas had the ears of an ass. The tale says that Apollo and Pan had a contest and chose Midas to decide which was the better musician. Midas decided in favor of Pan, and Apollo, in disgust, changed his ears into those of an ass.

    "Avarice is as deaf to the voice of virtue, as the ass to the voice of Apollo".

    Ludovico Ariosto; Orlando Furioso (1532)

    July 5, 2009