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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3835
AUTHOR:John Gay (1685–1732)
QUOTATION:That raven on yon left-hand oak
(Curse on his ill-betiding croak!)
  Bodes me no good. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Fables. Part i. The Farmer’s Wife and the Raven.
 
Note 1.
It was n’t for nothing that the raven was just now croaking on my left hand.—Plautus: Aulularia, act iv. sc. 3. [back]
 

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