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" The saga•cious reflection, that a bird in the hand was worth two in the bush... "
The Atlantic Monthly - Page 200
1914
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Melincourt, Volume 1

Thomas Love Peacock - 1817 - 224 pages
...church-preferment, through the patronage of the Marquis of Agaric, on the other. The sagacious reflection, that a bird in the hand was worth two in the bush, determined him not to risk the loss of the Marquis's faVOL. I. G vour for the open pursuit of a doubtful...
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Oxberry's dramatic biography and histrionic anecdotes [ed. by C.E. Oxberry].

1825
...appointing to meet his company again at Guildford. To Guildford they went ; but the wily Thespian, knowing that a bird in the hand was worth two in the bush, never returned to his company, but left them to shift for themselves, in the best manner they could....
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The American Farmer, 1825

John S Skinner - 1825
...was giving a certainty for an uncertainty—some, a crop in existence for one anticipated—others, that a bird in the hand was worth two in the bush, &c. All, however, who saw it, in common with myself, watched the effect with some solicitude. Our very...
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The Parliamentary Debates, Volume 5

Great Britain - 1822
...whether the return for foreign timber was made in goods or specie. He had lived long enough to know that a bird in the hand was worth two in the bush, and he should feel disposed to trade with a country which would take his own goods in exchange, rather...
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The Novels and Romances of Anna Eliza Bray ..., Volume 6

1845
...Independent (usually employed on such occasions to step in and stir up strife) whispered in their ears, that a bird in the hand was worth two in the bush; and that good pay and free quarters were awaiting them under the blue flag of the parliament: so that,...
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The novels and romances of A.E. Bray, Volume 6

1845
...Independent (usually employed on such occasions to step in and stir up strife) whispered in their ears, that a bird in the hand was worth two in the bush ; and that good pay and free quarters were awaiting them under the blue flag of the parliament: so...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 35

Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell - 1852
...strong hopes that he would leave me, and go off after them. But I suppose the cunning rascal reflected that a bird in the hand was worth two in the bush ; for he turned back and lay down again, grumbling, and staring harder than ever at me, as though he...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 27

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1852
...strong hopes that he would eave me, and go oil' after them. But I suppose the cunning rascal reflected * I 2 w s[ T / [_ _ w [9O9#ɝ ; 'or he turned back and lay down again, Crumbling, nnd staring harder than ever at me, as though he...
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The Bankers' magazine and journal of the money market

1861
...creditors at the Ringwood Bank, and he would take the liberty of reminding the meeting of the old adage that a " bird in the hand was worth two in the bush." (Hear, hear.) Mr. Johns said the amendment he intended to make was that the balancesheet and statement...
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National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans: Including Orators, Statesmen ...

Evert Augustus Duyckinck - Portraits, American - 1862
...without looking at it, saying, "beggars must not be choosers," and refusing to surrender it on the plea, that " a bird in the hand was worth two in the bush." Nor does it appear that any of his publie gifts savored of ostentation. He was far too independent...
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