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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:70
AUTHOR:John Skelton (1460–1529)
QUOTATION:Old proverbe says,
That byrd ys not honest
That fyleth hys owne nest. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Poems against Garnesche.
 
Note 1.
It is a foule byrd that fyleth his owne nest.—John Heywood: Proverbes, part ii. chap. v. [back]
 

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