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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:167
AUTHOR:John Heywood (1497?–1580?)
QUOTATION:Three may keepe counsayle, if two be away. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Proverbes. Part ii. Chap. v.
 
Note 1.
See Chaucer, Quotation 58.

Two may keep counsel when the third ’s away.—William Shakespeare: Titus Andronicus, act iv. sc. 2. [back]
 

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