Variant of "Don't count your chickens before they hatch" (1655)

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Apr 20 15:28:22 UTC 2006

Wee insted of that ware asharing the skin before wee had Cached the Foxx.

1655 [April] 10, Henry Whistler's Journal of the West India
Expedition, Appendix E of "The Narrative of General Venables", ed. C.
H. Firth (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900), page 150.


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