A Compleat Collection of English Proverbs: Also the Most Celebrated Proverbs of the Scotch, Italian, French, Spanish, and Other Languages. The Whole Methodically Digested and Illustrated with Annotations, and Proper Explanations

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W. Otridge, S. Bladon, 1768 - Proverbs - 150 pages
 

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Great collection of proverbs. A good compliment to a modern version of the The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs .

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Page 227 - A MAN of words and not of deeds Is like a garden full of weeds...
Page 196 - Some say whore. únit my dog a pair of breeches, and my cat a codpiece. He hath tied a knot with his tongue that he cannot untie -with all his teeth.
Page 37 - If there be a rainbow in the eve, it will rain and leave, But if there be a rainbow in the morrow, it will neither lend nor borrow.
Page 229 - The devil was sick, the devil a monk would be ; The devil was well, the devil a monk was he.
Page 139 - The hearth, or bottom of the furnace, is made of sand stone, and the sides round, to the height of a yard, or thereabout; the rest of the furnace is lined up to the top with brick. When they begin upon a new furnace they put fire for a day or two before they begin to blow.
Page 140 - ... till they bring it to a bloom, which is a foursquare mass of about two feet long. This operation they call shingling the loop.
Page 229 - To travel safely through the world, a man must have a falcon's eye, an ass's ears, an ape's face, a merchant's words, a camel's back, a hog's mouth, and a hart's legs.
Page 145 - Underneath is fastened' to the barrel a spoke of wood, which they call a swingle, which is drawn back a good way by the calms or cogs in the axis of the wheel, and draws back the barrel, which falls to again by its own weight.
Page 10 - When we have gold we are in fear, when we have none we are in danger.
Page 149 - Many talk of Robin Hood that never shot in his bow, And many talk of Little John that never did him know.

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