Antedating? of "once bitten, twice shy" 1870

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Fri Jan 30 03:27:57 UTC 2004

Christine Ammer(AH Dic of Idioms) says 'recorded in 1894' so that's what I'm going on.  

Using newspaperarchive

25 Jan. 1870  1/4  _Titusville(PA) Morning Herald

<<Let an English railway pay never so well, or an English security never so good, the Americans would cry, Once bitten twice shy.">>

Sam Clements

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