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" A MAN of words and not of deeds Is like a garden full of weeds; And when the weeds begin to grow, It's like a garden full of snow... "
The Nursery Rhymes of England: Obtained Principally from Oral Tradition - Page 122
by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps - 1843 - 259 pages
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The Polite Miscellany: Containing Variety of Food for the Mind; Being an ...

English essays - 1764 - 370 pages
...predominant, by their likenefs to fome known fcnown weeds or flowers, in fotne certain property or other. ^.4 man of words and not of deeds, is like a garden full of ivreds, fays my motto, lafmcerity is, indeed, a very thriving plant: But it grows in different men,...
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A Compleat Collection of English Proverbs: Also the Most Celebrated Proverbs ...

Proverbs - 1768 - 150 pages
...fifth of November we 'fcap'da great (laughter, And the fixth of November was the next day after. — A man of words and not of deeds, Is like a garden full of weeds. Friday's hair and Sunday's horn, Goes to the D'ule on Monday morn. — Our fathers, which were wondrous...
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The Babbler; or, Weekly literary and scientific intelligencer

1822
...and my various attributes, my friends may bo inclined to remind me of the terse nnd apposite adage: " A man of words, and not of deeds, Is like a garden full of weeds ;" And, at the sanie time, caution me against blasting their expectation« (I here speak as though I were assured...
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Select proverbs of all nations: illustrated with notes and comments. To ...

John Wade - Reference - 1824 - 215 pages
...wife. The higher the plum tree, the riper the plum ; The richer the cobbler, the blacker his thumb. A man of words and not of deeds, Is like a garden full of wceds. Women and wine, game and deceit, Make the wealth small, and the wants great. He that buys land,...
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Histoire générale des proverbes, adages, sentences, apophthegmes, dérivés ...

C. de Méry - Proverbs - 1828
...grand avantage qu'on puisse retirer du commerce de la plupart des grands, c'est de s'en degoûter. 50. A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full ofweeds, un homme qui promet beaucoup et qui ne tient rien, ressemble à un jardin où il ne croît...
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Sprüchwörterbuch in sechs sprachen: deutsch, englische, latein, italienisch ...

Georg von Gaal - Proverbs - 1830 - 324 pages
...teszi gazdagga a' szegenyt. 1764. Grosse Worte , kleine Werke ; oder : Viel Maulwerk , wenig Herz. A man of words and not of deeds, Is like a garden full of weeds. Assai parole e poche lance rotte. Ardito di lingua , codardo del.la lancia. 17C5. Die W^orte sind gut;...
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Cobbett's Political Register, Volumes 78-79

Great Britain - 1832
...letters or parcels are ahvay sure to find him. I do beseech my readers well to think of these matters : " A man of words and not of deeds, " Is like a garden full of weeds ;" is a saying as old, in all probability, as gardens themselves ; and I do beg my readers to bethink...
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The Cottager's monthly visitor

1832
...Calcutta, July 7, 1831. I am, Mr. Editor, Your obliged servant, A YORKSHIRE CURATE. MAXIMS IN VERSE. A BAN of words and not of deeds, Is like a garden full of weeds ! 16 Maidens must be mild and meek, Swift to hear, and slow to speak. Makes a man healthy, wealthy,...
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Spirit of Chambers's Journal: Original Tales, Essays and Sketches, Selected ...

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - English literature - 1835 - 319 pages
...that respectable mood, carrying off all the glory due to it alone. People have a way of saying that a man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds ; but this principle is in reality very imperfectly acknowledged or acted upon. We may have a kind...
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Cobbett's Weekly Register, Volume 79

Great Britain - 1833
...letters or parcels are alway sure to find him. I do beseech my readers well to think of these matters : " A man of words and not of deeds, " Is like a garden full of weeds ;" is a saying as old, in all probability, as gardens themselves; and I do beg my readers to bethink...
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