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" he hath given up his girdle, which intimated as much as if he had becom bankrupt, or had all his estate forfeited, It being the ancient Law of "
The Wars of Alexander: An Alliterative Romance Translated Chiefly from the ... - Page 288
edited by - 1886 - 478 pages
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Epistolę Ho-Elianę: Familiar Letters, Domestic and Forren. Divided Into ...

James Howell - England - 1688 - 505 pages
...viz. burnt on the back or hand, or branded in the Face. The other Proverb was. II a quitte ft denture, he hath given up his Girdle, which intimated as much, as if he had become Bankrupt, or had all his Eftate forfeited : It being the ancient Law of France, that when any...
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New Curiosities of Literature & Book of the Months, Volume 1

George Soane - Fasts and feasts - 1847
...Edit. D. Wytteuback. To lose the girdle.—"The other proverb was, il a quitte sa ceinture, he has given up his girdle, which intimated as much as if he had become bankrupt, or had all his estate forfeited, it being the ancient law of France that when any,...
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New Curiosities of Literature: And Book of the Months, Volume 1

George Soane - Fasts and feasts - 1849
...Edit. D. Wyttenback. To lose the girdle.—"The other proverb was, il a quitte sa ceinture, he has given up his girdle, which intimated as much as if he had become bankrupt, or had all his estate forfeited, it being the ancient law of France that when any,...
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Dictionary of Proverbs

George Latimer Apperson, Martin H. Manser - English language - 2007 - 643 pages
...girdill. 1655: Howell, Letters, bk iv No. six, The other [French] proverb is, // a quitté sa ceinture, he hath given up his girdle; which intimated as much as if he had become bankrupt, or had all his estate forfeited. 24. What thou sparest from giving for God's sake,...
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