Punch,  54 (1868), 42.

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    Reports that travellers in America have recorded that, after watching the 'wonderful agility of the opossum in its native forests, they could but exclaim, in conscious inferiority—Non opossumus', a reference is to the Latin plea 'non possumus' (i.e. 'we cannot').

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