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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3140
AUTHOR:Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)
QUOTATION:As boys do sparrows, with flinging salt upon their tails. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Tale of a Tub. Sect. vii.
 
Note 1.
Till they be bobbed on the tails after the manner of sparrows.—Francis Rabelais: book ii. chap. xiv. [back]
 

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