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Psaphon’s Birds (Psaphʹonis aves)

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Puffers, flatterers. Psaphon, in order to attract the attention of the world, reared a multitude of birds, and having taught them to pronounce his name, let them fly.

“To what far region have his songs not flown,

Like Psaphon’s birds, speaking their master’s name.”


Moore: Rhymes on the Road, iii.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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