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Tell it not in Gath…

Don’t spread scandal. Keep the story to yourself.

‘Tell it not in Gath, but their marriage ins’t turning out too well. There’s good reason to believe …’

The source is II Samuel, i, 20. David said when he heard of the death of Jonathan in the war against the Philistines:

‘Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Askelon, lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice.’