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" A MAN of words and not of deeds Is like a garden full of weeds... "
Old Nursery songs, stories, and ballads - Page 6
by Old nursery songs - 1869
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The Polite Miscellany: Containing Variety of Food for the Mind; Being an ...

Anecdotes - 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 ...

John Ray - Electronic books - 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
...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 - Proverbs - 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 de ...

C. de Méry - Proverbs - 1828
...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, Englisch, 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
...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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Stanley Buxton: Or, The Schoolfellows, Volume 3

John Galt - 1832
...like many others, but a person to the point; the old rhyme cannot be applied to him that says, ; " ' A man of words and not of deeds, Is like a garden full of weeds,' for he's the perfect reverse. I really think, Mrs. Keckle, that ye should give Miss Sorn a motherly...
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The Cottager's monthly visitor, Volume 12

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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