My dear Kacvey,

According to Diogenes Laertius, Timon (c. 320-230 B.C.), a Greek philosopher of “The Sporadic” school of thoughts, was constantly of the habit of quoting, to those who would admit the evidence of the senses when confirmed by the judgment of the mind, the line: “Birds of a feather flock together.

A footnote by the translator explained of two notorious thieves, Attagas the Thessalian and Numenius the Corinthian; or the birds partridge and woodcock may be meant, not any of Mr. Partridge and Mr. Woodcock.