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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Birds
 
A bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.
        Ecclesiastes, Chap. x. Ver. 20.
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Forewarn’d, if little bird their pranks behold,
’Twill whisper in her ear, and all the scene unfold.
        Shenstone.—The Schoolmistress, Verse 17.
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A little bird in the air whispered the secret.
        Longfellow.—The Spanish Student, Act III. Scene 5.
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There are no birds in last year’s nest!
        Longfellow.—Miscellaneous Poems. (It is not always May.)
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