spake with forked tongue quotes

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You spotted snakes with double tongue,
Thorny hedgehogs, be not seen.
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He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.
To slip upon a pavement is better than to slip with the tongue: so the fall of the wicked shall come speedily.
Like a frog, the aphorist waits for something to fly by that he can catch with his tongue.
United States! the ages plead,--
Present and Past in under-song,--
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I'm going out to fetch the little calf
That's standing by the mother. It's so young,
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Whose denizens can turn upon the world
With spitting tongue, an odor, talon, claw,
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With a tongue like a razor he will kiss,
the mother, the child,
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Leave now
The shut gate and the decomposing wall:
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The gentle serpent, green in the mulberry bush,
Riots with his tongue through the hush--
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