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F. Volke, 1830 - Proverbs - 324 pages

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Page 180 - The devil was sick, the devil a monk would be ; The devil was well, the devil a monk was he.
Page 312 - A MAN of words and not of deeds Is like a garden full of weeds...
Page 236 - Sic vos non vobis , nidificatis aves. Sic vos non vobis , mellificatis apes. Sic vos non vobis , vellera fertis oves.
Page 303 - Est modus in rebus, sunt certi denique fines, Quos ultra citraque nequit consistere rectum.
Page 54 - ... qui studet optatam cursu contingere metam, multa tulit fecitque puer, sudavit et alsit, abstinuit venere et vino ; qui Pythia cantat tibicen, didicit prius extimuitque magistrum. nunc satis est dixisse ' ego mira poemata pango ; occupet extremum scabies ; mihi turpe relinqui est, et quod non didici sane nescire fateri.
Page 58 - Haste makes waste, and waste makes want, and want makes strife between the goodman and his wife.
Page 142 - Now, who doeth so much vacare a rebus, who rests so much ? Who hath so little to do as the beggar ? Who can sing so merry a note as he that cannot change a groat? Cui nil est, nil deest : he that hath nothing, wants nothing.
Page 220 - It is a good horse that never stumbles, and a good wife that never grumbles.
Page 119 - Ingenii dotes corporis adde bonis. Forma bonum fragile est, quantumque accedit ad annos, Fit minor et spatio carpitur ipse suo...
Page 216 - OVEN. A great mouth; the old woman would never have looked for her daughter in the oven, had she not been there herself. OVERSEER. A man standing in the pillory, is, from his elevated situation, said to be made an overseer. OUT AT HEELS, OR OUT AT ELBOWS. In declining circumstances.

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