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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8656
AUTHOR:Publius Syrus (42 B.C.)
QUOTATION:Never thrust your own sickle into another’s corn. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Maxim 593.
 
Note 1.
Did thrust as now in others’ corn his sickle.—Du Bartas: Divine Weekes and Workes, part ii. Second Weeke.

Not presuming to put my sickle in another man’s corn.—Nicholas Yonge: Musica Transalpini. Epistle Dedicatory. 1588. [back]
 

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