Silence, maiden; thy tongue outruns thy discretion.
 Walter Scott, Ivanhoe (1820). copy citation

Author Walter Scott
Source Ivanhoe
Topic discretion silence tongue
Date 1820
Language English


“«But it will be her especial pleasure,» answered Elgitha, with great readiness, «for she is ever desirous to hear the latest news from Palestine.»
Cedric darted at the forward damsel a glance of hasty resentment; but Rowena, and whatever belonged to her, were privileged and secure from his anger. He only replied, «Silence, maiden; thy tongue outruns thy discretion. Say my message to thy mistress, and let her do her pleasure. Here, at least, the descendant of Alfred still reigns a princess.» Elgitha left the apartment.
«Palestine!» repeated the Saxon; «Palestine!” source

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