„Three merry boys, and three merry boys,
And three merry boys are we.
As ever did sing in a hempen string
Under the gallows tree.“

—  John Fletcher, Act III, scene iii. Compare: "Three merry men be we", George Peele, Old Wives' Tale, 1595. John Webster (quoted), Westward Hoe, 1607.
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„Three boys. I think it's less about parenting now for me and more about crowd control.“

—  Victoria Beckham English businesswoman, fashion designer and singer 1974
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„A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.“

—  Robert Benchley American comedian 1889 - 1945
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—  Horace Roman lyric poet -65 - -8 a.C.
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—  Virgil Ancient Roman poet -70 - -19 a.C.
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„Once there was a tree, and she loved a little boy.“

—  Shel Silverstein American poet, cartoonist, and children's writer 1930 - 1999
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