out of the fullness of the heart the mouth speaks

With allusion to MATTHEW xii. 34 (AV) Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

c 1390 CHAUCER Parson’s Tale 1. 626 After the habundance of the herte speketh the mouth ful ofte.

1699 T. CHALKLEY Fruits of Divine Meditation in Works (1751) II. 26 Out of the Abundance of the Heart the Mouth speaketh.

1861 TROLLOPE Framley Parsonage II. x. As out of the full head the mouth speaks, so is the full heart more prone to speak at such periods of confidence as these.

1932 ‘S. FOWLER’ Hand-Print Mystery ii. The murder..had been in the background of her mind all the time. ‘Out of the fullness of the heart the mouth speaketh.’


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