An open foe may prove a curse, but a pretended friend is worse. John Gay

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An open foe may prove a curse, but a pretended friend is worse.
Friends and Friendship
Quotations by John Gay

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  1. @TheBiebs477

    excuse me but isn't this saying from Benjamin Franklin?

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      FABLE XVII. THE SHEPKIID'S DOC AND THE WOLS. John Gay

      A Wolf, with hunger fierce and bold,
      Ravag'd the plains, and thinn'd the fold;
      Deep in the wood secure he lay,
      The thefts of night regal'd the day.
      In vain the shepherd's w akeful care
      Had spread the toils, and watch'd the snare,
      In vain the Dog pursued his pace,
      The fleeter robber mock'd the chase.

      Nature design'd us beasts of prey ;
      As such, when hunger finds a treat,
      'Tis necessary Wolves should eat.
      If, mindful of the bleating weal,
      Thy bosom burn with real zeal.
      Hence, and thy tyrant lord beseech j
      To bim repeat the moving speech:
      A Wolf eats sheep hut now and then,
      Ten thousands are devour'd by men.
      An open foe may prove a curse,
      But a pretended friend is worse."

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  2. melissa

    but how does an open foe may prove a curse but a pretend friend is worse relate to 1733? what happend in 1733 that made him write that quote

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