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SENTENCES AND PHRASES FOUND IN FORMER COLLEC-
TIONS OF PROVERBS, MOST OF THEM IN COMMON USE,
OR BORROWED FROM OTHER LANGUAGES.

A.
ANTIQUITY is not always a mark of verity.
Better go about than fall into the ditch.-Span. Mas vale

rodear que no hogar.
The absent are always at fault. Fr. Les absents ont toujours tort.
In vain he craves advice that will not follow it.
When a thing is done, advice comes too late.
Be slow of giving advice, ready to do a service. Ital.
Give advice to all; but be security for none.
If you wish good advice, consult an old man. Port,
Though old and wise, yet still advise.
It's an ill air where nothing is to be gained.
No alchymy like saving.
Good ale is meat, drink, and cloth.
Anger dieth quickly with a good man.
He that is angry is seldom at ease.
For what thou canst do thyself rely not on another.
The wholesomest meat is at another man's cost.
No one knows the weight of another's burden,
When you are an anvil, hold you still ;
When you are a hammer, strike your fill. Ital.

me.

The apa claspeth her young so long that at last she killeth

them. An ape is an ape, a varlet's a variet, Though they be clad in silk or scarlet. Span. Aunque vistays a la mona de seda, mona se queday. A broken apothecary, a new doctor. Apothecaries would not give pills in sugar unless they were

bitter. Better ride on an ass that carries me, than a horse that throws

-Span. Mas quero asno que me leve, que cavallo que me derrube. When all men say you are an ass, it is time to bray. Span. Ask but enough, and you may lower the price as you list.

Span.-Ital. According to that in Latin : Oportet iniquum petas, ut æquum feras : You must ask what is unjust that you may obtain what is just.

B.
Be not a baker if your head be of butter. Span.
The balance distinguishes not between gold and lead.
There's no great banquet but some fare ill.
One barber shaves not so close but another finds work.
On a good bargain think twice. Ital.
Barefooted men should not tread on thorns.
Bashfulness is an enemy to poverty.
Better to be beaten than be in bad company.
Beauty is a blossom.
Beauty draws more than oxen.
Beauty is no inheritance.
The beggar is never out of his way.
The beggar may sing before the thief.
Cantabit vacuus coram latrone viator.
Better die a beggar than live a beggar.
Such a beginning such an end.
He that makes his bed ill lies thereon.
If the bed could tell all it knows, it would put many to the

blush.
He who lies long in bed his estate feels it.
Who looks not before, finds himself behind.
Bells call others to church, but enter not themselves.
Be not too hasty to outbid another,

What is bought is cheaper than a gift.-Port. Mais barato

he o comprado que o pedido.
Who hath bitter in his mouth spits not all sweet.
The blind man's wife needs no painting. Span.
For whom does the blind man's wife paint herself ?

La mugér del ciego, para quién se aféyta ? He is blind enough, who sees not through the holes of a

sieve. Span. That which blossoms in the spring, will bring forth fruit in the

autumn.
He that blows in the dust, fills his own eyes.
The body is the socket of the soul.
It is easy to bowl down hill.
Brabbling curs never want sore ears.
The brain that sows not corn, plants thistles.
The ass that brays most, eats least.
Would

you

have better bread than is made of wheat? Ital. Bread with eyes, and cheese without eyes.—Span. Pan con

ojos, y queso sin ojos. As I brew, so I must drink. Some say, as I brew, 80 I must

bake. There is no deceit in a brimmer. Between two brothers, two witnesses and a notary. Span. Building is a sweet impoverishing. (It is called the Spanish

plague : therefore, as Cato well saith, Optimum est alien z

insania frui.) Building and the marrying of children are great wasters. F:. The greatest burdens are not the gainfullest. To buy dear is not bounty. Buy at a market, but sell at home. Span. Comprar en heria, y vender en casa.

C.

THZRE is no cake but there is the like of the same make.
In a calm sea every man is a pilot.
A good candle holder proves a good gamester.
If thou hast not a capon, feed on an onion. Fr.
The cat is hungry when a crust contents her.
The liquorish cat gets many a rap.
It's a bad cause that none dare speak in.

He that chastiseth one, amendeth many.
The charitable give out at the door, and God puts in at the

window.
Though the fox runs, the chicken hath wings.
The chicken is the country's, but the city eats it.
Woe to the house where there is no chiding.
The child saith nothing but what he heard at the fire. Span.
To a child all weather is cold.
When children stand quiet, they have done some harm.
What children hear at home, soon flies abroad.
Children are poor men's riches, certain cares, but uncertain

comforts ; when they are little, they make parents fools ;

when great, mad.
He that has no children knows not what is love. Ital.
A light Christmas a heavy sheaf.
The choleric drinks, the melancholic eats, the phlegmatic

sleeps.
Who never climb'd, never fell. ,
After clouds comes clear weather.
Give a clown your finger, and he'll take your whole hand.
Cobblers and tinkers are the best ale-drinkers.
The cock crows and the hen goes.
When

you
ride

a young colt, see your saddle be well girt.
The comforter's head never aches. Ital.
He commands enough that obeys a wise man.

Ital.
It's good to have company in trouble. Solamen miseris socios

habuisse doloris.
Keep good men company, and you shall be of the number.
Confession of a fault makes half amends for it.
He that contemplates, hath a day without a night.

well be contented who needs neither borrow nor Hatter.
Clear conscience, a sure card.
He that converseth not with men, knoweth nothing.
Corn in good years is hay ; in ill years straw is corn.
Corn is cleansed with the wind, and the soul with chastening,
He covers me with his wings, and bites me with his bill.
A covetous mau is like a dog in a wheel, that roasteth meat

for others. A dry cough is the trumpeter of death. Keep counsel thyself first. Give neither counsel nor salt till you are asked for it. Ilul

He may

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