Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.

Scylla and Charybdis

Incidit in Scyllam cupiens vitare Charybdim.
Philip Gualtier de Lille.—A poet of the 13th century.

He falls into Scylla in endeavouring to escape Charybdis.
Riley.—Dict. Classical Quot., 176.

When I shun Scylla, your father, I fall into Charybdis, your mother.
Shakespeare.—Merchant of Venice, Act III. Scene 5. (Launcelot to Jessica.)