A Hand-book of Proverbs: Comprising an Entire Republication of Ray's Collection of English Proverbs, with His Additions from Foreign Languages and a Complete Alphabetical Index in which are Introduced Large Additions, as Well of Proverbs as of Sayings, Sentences, Maxims, and Phrases

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G. Bell, 1888 - Proverbs - 583 pages
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Page 303 - A swarm of bees in May is worth a load of hay. A swarm of bees in June is worth a silver spoon. A swarm of bees in July is not worth a fly.
Page 127 - He that by the Plough would thrive, Himself must either hold or drive.
Page 23 - For want of a nail the shoe is lost, for want of a shoe the horse is lost, for want of a horse the rider is lost.
Page 518 - The three things most difficult are — to keep a secret, to forget an injury, and to make good use of labour.
Page 298 - A MAN of words and not of deeds Is like a garden full of weeds...
Page 504 - The devil was sick, the devil a monk would be ; The devil was well, the devil a monk was he.
Page 564 - And again, Pride is as loud a beggar as Want, and a great deal more saucy. When you have bought one fine thing, you must buy ten more, that your appearance may be all of a piece ; but Poor Dick says, It is easier to suppress the first desire, than to satisfy all that follow it.
Page 359 - As Poor Richard says, gain may be temporary and uncertain; but ever, while you live, expense is constant and certain; and 'Tis easier to build two chimneys than to keep one in fuel, as Poor Richard says; so, Rather go to bed supperless than rise in debt.
Page 431 - Else there is nothing that can comfort you: but if you have served God in a holy life, send away the women and the weepers; tell them it is as much intemperance to weep .too much as to laugh too much...
Page 294 - A Knight of Cales, A Gentleman of Wales, And a Laird of the North Countree ; A Yeoman of Kent, With his yearly rent. Will buy them out all three...

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