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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:41 am 
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Can anyone tell me the full quotation which includes -

"A weeping woman and a crowing hen
are neither good to God nor men" ?

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A crooning crow, a crowing hen, and a whistling maid boded never luck to a house~James Kelley, Scottish Proverbs, p. 33 (1721)

A whistling woman and a crowing hen,
Is fit for neither God nor men.
~Notes and Queries (1850)

There are some variants to these also.


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