A Bird in the Hand...

Posted by R. Berg on October 15, 2001

In Reply to: A Bird in the Hand... posted by Tim on October 15, 2001

: Does anyone know who originally said "A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush"?

Identifying the individual who first said it is very unlikely.This saying or something close to it was a proverb by about 1530, when the version "A byrde yn honde ys better than three yn the wode" was collected in a book of commonplaces, according to the Oxford English Dictionary.