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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:123
AUTHOR:John Heywood (1497?–1580?)
QUOTATION:When the steede is stolne, shut the stable durre. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Proverbes. Part i. Chap. x.
 
Note 1.
Quant le cheval est emblé dounke ferme fols l’estable (When the horse has been stolen, the fool shuts the stable).—Les Proverbes del Vilain. [back]
 

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