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