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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

9871 Old Testament John Bartlett

AUTHOR:Old Testament
QUOTATION:They are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear; which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Psalm lviii. 4, 5.  [text]
Note 1.
Like the deaf adder, that stoppeth her ears; which refuseth to hear the voice of the charmer, charm he never so wisely.—Ibid. [back]