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Les maximes des hommes décèlent leur cour.

The maxims of men reveal their characters. VAUVENARGUESRéflexions. CVII.

14 Barkis is willin'.

DICKENS-David Copperfield. Ch. I.

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Beat all your feathers as flat as pancakes.

MIDDLETONRoaring Girl, Act II. Sc. 1. Better a bad excuse, than none at all.

CAMDENRemaines. Proverbs. P. 293.

17 Big-endians and small-endians. Swift Gulliver's Travels. Pt. I. Ch. IV.

Voyage to Lilliput. 18 But me no buts. HENRY FIELDING-Rape upon Rape. Act II.

Sc. 2. AARON HILL-Snake in the Grass.

Sc. 1.
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By all that's good and glorious.
BYRON--Sardanapalus. Act I. Sc. 2.

A flea in his ear.
R. ARMIN - Nest of Ninnies. (1608) T.

NASH — Pierce Penniless. (1592) R.
GREENE-Quip for an upstart Courier.
(1592) TEUTON — Tragicall Discourses.
(1579) FRANCIS DE L'ISLE-Legendarie Life
and Behavior of Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine.
(1577)

(See also RABELAIS under FLEA)

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After supper walk a mile.

BEAUMONT and FLETCHER-Philasler. II. 4.

6 A new broome sweepeth cleane.

LYLY-Euphues. ^ Arber's Reprint. P. 89.

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An inch in a miss is as good as an ell.

CAMDEN's Remains. (1614)

By hooke or crooke.
HEYWOODProverbs. Pt. I. Ch. XI. In a

letter of SIR RICHARD MORYSIN to the Privy
Council in LODGE's Illustrations dc. I. 154.
HOLLAND's Suetonius. P. 169. JOHN WY-
CLIF—Works. Ed. by ARNOLD. III. 331.
RABELAIS—Bk. V. Ch. XIII, DU BARTAS-
The Map of Man. SPENSERFaerie Queene.
Bk. III. Canto I. St. 17. BEAUMONT AND
FLETCHER—Women Pleased. Act I. Sc. 3.
SHELTONDuke of Clout. See also “Which

he by hook or crook.” 21 Curses are like young chickens, And still come home to roost! Arabian Proverb quoted by BULWER-LYTTON

The Lady of Lyons. Act V. Sc. 2. CHAUCER—
Persones Tale. Sec. 41.

(See also HESIOD under Wish)

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An inch in missing is as bad as an ell.

FULLER—Gnomologia. (1732)

As clear as a whistle.

JOHN BYROM-Epistle to Lloyd. I.

10 As cold as cucumbers. BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER-Cupid's Revenge.

Act I. Sc. 1.

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Cut and come again.

CRABBE-Tales VII. L. 26.

23 Se couper le nez pour faire dépit à son visage.

Cut off your nose to spite your face. TALLEMENT DES RÉAUX-Historiettes. Vol. I.

Ch. I. (About 1657–1659) 24 Diamonds cut diamonds. JOHN FORDThe Lover's Melancholy. Act 1.

Sc. 3.

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Every fat (vat) must stand upon his bottom.

BUNYAN-Pilgrim's Progress. Pt. I

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As high as Heaven, as deep as Hell.
BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER-Honest Man's

Fortune. Act IV. Sc. 1.
12
A thorn in the flesh.

II Corinthians. XII. 7.

13 Bag and baggage. RICHARD HULOET–Abecedarium Anglico-La

tinum pro Tyrunculas. (1552) As You Like
It. III. 2. How erst wee did them thence,
sans bag and baggage, tosse. BURDET
Mirror for Magistrates. St. 75.
With bag and baggage, selye wretch,

I yelded into Beautie's hand.
TOTTEL's Miscellany. Arber's Reprint. P.
173. Appears in trans. of POLYDORE VER-
GIL's English History, edited by SIR HENRY
ELLIS, Camden Society (1844) MS., in the
handwriting of the reign of HENRY VIII.
(About 1540-50) Also in Camden Society
Reprint, No. 53. P. 47. (1500) In Life
of LORD GREY, Camden Society MS. P. 37.
(About 1570) Credited to FROISSART,
in LORD BERNER's trans. Vol. I. Ch.
CCCXX. P. 497. (Ed. 1523)
(See also GLADSTONE under TURKEY)

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Fast bind, fast find; A proverb never stale in thrifty mind.

Merchant of Venice. Act II. Sc. 5. L. 54.

2 First come, first served. BEAUMONT AND FLETCHERLittle French Law

yer. II. 1. 3 Fitted him to a T. SAMUEL JOHNSON-Boswell's Life of Johnson.

(1784) (See also “performed, etc.”)

Hier lies that should fetch a perfect woman over

the coles. SIR GYLES GOOSECAPPE. (1606) His bark is worse than his bite.

HERBERTCountry Parson. Ch. XXIX.

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From the crown of our head to the sole of our

foot. BEAUMONT AND FLETCHERThe Honest Man's

Fortune. Act II. Sc. 2. Thos. MIDDLE-
TON-A Mad World, My Masters. Act I.
Sc. 3. PLINYNatural History. Bk. VII.
Ch. XVII Much Ado About Nothing. Act
III. Sc. 2.

Hit the nail on the head.
BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER—Love's Cure. Act

II. Sc. 1.
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Hold one another's noses to the grindstone hard.
BURTON-Anatomy of Melancholy. Pt. III.

Sec. I. Memb. 3.
Hold their noses to the grindstone.
Thos. MIDDLETON—Blurt

, Master Constable. Act III. Sc. 3. Honey of Hybla.

Henry IV. Pt. I. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 47. How well I feathered my nest.

RABELAIS—Works. Bk. II. Ch. XVII.

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I'll put a spoke among your wheels.

BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER—Mad Lover. III. 5.

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Glass, China, and Reputation, are easily crack'd and never well mended.

BENJ. FRANKLINPoor Richard. (1750)

6 God save the mark!

Henry IV. Pt. I. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 57.

7 Going as if he trod upon eggs. BURTON—Anatomy of Melancholy. Pt. III.

Sect. II. Memb. 3.
Go to Jericho.

Let them all go to Jericho,
And ne'er be seen againe.
MERCURIUS AULICUS. (1648) Quoted in the

Athenæum, Nov. 14, 1874.
Go West, young man! Go West.
John L. B. SOULE-In the Terre Haute Ex-

press. (1851) 10

Go West, young man, and grow up with the country. HORACE GREELEY-Hints toward Reform. In an editorial in the Tribune.

(See also “WESTWARD HO”) 11 Hail, fellow, well met.

Swimr—My Lady's Lamentation.

12 Harp not on that string.

Richard III. Act IV. Sc. 4. L. 366.

13 He can give little to his servant that licks his

knife. HERBERT Jacula Prudentum.

14 He comes not in my books.

BEAUMONT AND FLETCHERThe Widow.

15 He did not care a button for it.

RABELAIS—Works. Bk. II. Ch. XVI.

16 Here's metal more attractive.

Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 115.

17 Hide their diminished heads.

MILIONParadise Lost. Bk. IV. L. 35.

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In the name of the Prophet-figs.
HORACE AND JAMES SMITH-Rejected Ad-

dresses. Johnson's Ghost. Leap out of the frying pan into the fire. CERVANTESDon Quixote. Pt. I. Bk. III.

Ch. IV. 32 Let the worst come to the worst. CERVANTESDon Quixote. Bk. III. Ch. V.

MARSTONDutch Courtezan. Act III. Sc. 1. 33

Love all, trust a few, Do wrong to none. All's Well That Ends Well. Act I. Sc. 1. L.

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credit and long standing, who had recently Make three bites of a cherry.

made a faux pas which was not altogether RABELAIS—Works. Bk. V. Ch. XXVIII.

inexcusable

14 Many a smale maketh a grate.

On his last legs. CHAUCERPersones Tale.

Thos. MIDDLETON—The Old Law. Act V.

Sc. 1.

15 Many go out for wool, and come home shorn themselves.

One good turn deserves another. CERVANTES

BEAUMONT AND FLETCHERLittle French Law - Don Quixote. Pt. II. Ch. XXXVII.

yer. III. 2.

16 Mariana in the moated grange.

Originality provokes originality.

GOETHE.
TENNYSON. Motto for Mariana. Taken from

"There, at the moated grange, resides this 17
dejected Mariana.” Comedy of Errors. Act Passing the Rubicon.
II. Sc. 1.

When he arrived at the banks of the Rubicon,

which divides Cisalpine Gaul from the rest of Mind your P's and Q's.

Italy . . . . he stopped to deliberate.
Said to be due to the old custom of hanging At last he cried out: "The die is cast” and im-

up a slate in the tavern with P. and Q. (for mediately passed the river.
pints and quarts), under which were written PLUTARCH-Life of Julius Cæsar.
the names of customers and ticks for the
number of “P's and Q’s.” Another explana-

Performed to a T. tion is that the expression referred to "tou

RABELAIS-Works. Bk. IV. · Ch. LI. See pées” (artificial locks of hair) and “queues" (tails).

also “Fitted, etc.” Moche Crye and do Wull.

Pons Asinorum:
FORTESCUEDe Laudibus Leg. Angliæ. Ch.X.

The asses' bridge.
'Applied to Proposition 5 of the first book of

Euclid.
Much of a muchness.
VANBRUGHThe Provoked Husband. : Act I.
Sc. 1.

Present company excepted.

O'KEEFE – London Hermit. (1793) 8 Needle in a bottle of hay. FIELD-A Woman's a Weathercock. "Reprint | Push on-keep moving. 1612. P. 20.

Thos. MORTON-A Cure for the Heartache.

Act III. Sc. 1.
Neither fish, flesh nor good red herring.
TOM BROWNE Æneus Sylvius. Letter. Put himself upon his good behaviour.

DRYDEN-Epilogue to Duke of Guise. MARS BYRONDon Juan. Canto V. St. 47.
DENHistory of Christian Churches. Vol. I.
P. 267. In SIR. JOHN MENNES' (Mennis)
Musarum Deliciæ. (1651) Tros. NASH

Put your toong in your purse.
Lenten Stuff. (1599) Reprinted in Har-

HEYWOOD-Dialogue of Wit and Folly. Pt. II.

L. 263. leian Miscellany. Sir H. SHERES-Satyr on the sea officers. Rede me and be nott wrothe. 1. li. (1528)

Quo vadis?

Whither goest thou? No better than you should be.

From The Vulgate. John. XIII. 36. DomiBEAUMONT FLETCHERThe Coxcomb.

ne, quo vadis? [St. Peter's question.) St.

THOMAS asks a similar question in John. Act IV. Sc. 3.

XIV. 5. The traditional story is told by

St. AMBROSE — Contra Auxentium. (Ed. No rule is so general, which admits not some exception.

Paris, 1690) II. 867.
BURTONAnatomy of Melancholy. Pt. I. Sec.
II. Memb. 2. Subsect. 3.

Safe bind, safe find.

TUSSERFive Hundred Points of Good HusNought venter nought have.

bandry. Washing. HEYWOODProverbs. Pt. I. Ch. XI. Thos. TUSSER—Five Hundred Points of Good Hus

Scared out of his seven senses. bandry. October's Extract.

SCOTT-Rob Roy. Ch. XXIV.

27 Old Lady of Threadneedle Street.

Set all at sixe and seven. WILLIAM COBBETT. Also Gilray Caricature. HEYWOOD— Proverbs. Pt. I. Ch. XI. ChauMay 22. 1797, after the bank stopped cash

-Troilus and Cresseide. L. 623. Also payments, Feb. 26, 1797. SHERIDAN—Life Towneley Mysteries. 143. Morte Arture. by WALTER SICHEL. P. 16. Refers to the MS. at Lincoln. DEGREVANT. (1279) bank as an elderly lady in the city, of great Richard II. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 122.

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So was hir jolly whistel wel y-wette.

Thou will scarce be a man before thy mother. CHAUCER-Canterbury Tales. The Reeve's Tale.

BEAUMONT AND FLETCHERLove's Cure. Act L. 4,155.

II. Sc. 2. 7

24 Spare your breath to cool your porridge.

Three things are men most likely to be cheated CERVANTESDon Quixote. Pt. II. Ch. V. in, a horse, a wig, and a wife. RABELAIS-Works. Bk. V. Ch. XXVIII.

BENJ. FRANKLIN—Poor Richard. 1736. 8 Strike the iron wbilst it is hot.

Through thick and thin, both over bank and bush. RABELAIS—Works. Bk. II. Ch. XXXI. SPENSERFaerie Queene. Bk. III. Capto I.

St. 17. 9 Strike while the iron is hot. FARQUHAR—The Beaux' Stratagem. Act IV. | Through thick and thin, both over Hill and Plain. Sc. 2. SCOTTThe Fair Maid of Perth. Ch.

DU BARTAS-Divine Weekes and Workes. SecV. WEBSTER — Westward Ho. III. 2. ond Week. Fourth Day. Bk. IV. CHAUCERTroylus and Cresseyde. Bk. II. St. 178.

Through thick and thin.

BUTLER-Hudibras. Pt. I. Canto II. L. 370. That was laid on with a trowel.

COWPER—John Gilpin. DRAYTON-NymphAs You Like It. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 112.

idia. DRYDFN-Absalom and Achitophel. Pt. II. L. 414. KEMP—Nine Days' Won

der. MIDDLETONThe Roaring Girl. Act The coast was clear.

IV. Sc. 2. POPE-Dunciad. Bk. II. MICHAEL DRAYTONNymphidia.

(See also BUTLER under CONSTANCY) The fat's all in the fire.

Though last, not least in love. COBBE — Prophecies. BULLEN'S reprint.

Julius Cæsar. . Act III. Sc. 1. L. 189. (1614) MARSTON-What You Will. (1607) Although the last, not least. The

Balancing Captain. Whole poem quoted King Lear. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 85. SPENSERby WALPOLE in a letter to MANN, Nov. 2, Colin Clout. L. 444. 1741.

Thursday come, and the week is gone.
The finest edge is made with the blunt whetstone.

HERBERT/Jacula Prudentum.
LYLY-Euphues. Arber's Reprint. (1579)
P. 47.

'Tis as cheap sitting as standing. The foule Toade hath a faire stone in his head.

Swirt/Polite Conversation. Dialogue I. LYLY-Euphues. Arber's Reprint. (1679) P. 53.

'Tis a stinger.

Thos. MIDDLETONMore Dissemblers Besides 15 The man that heweth over high,

Women, Act III. Sc. 2.
Some chip falleth in his eye.
Story of Sir Eglamour of Artoys. MSS. in Gar-

'Tis in grain, sir, 'twill endure wind and weather. rick Collection.

Twelfth Night. Act I. Sc. 5. L. 253. 16 The more thou stir it the worse it will be. 'Tis neither here nor there.

CERVANTES-Don Quixote. Bk. III. Ch. VIII. Othello. Act IV. Sc. 3. L. 58.

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Whistle, and she'll come to you.
BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER—Wit Without

Money. Act IV. Sc. 4.

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Walls have tongues, and hedges ears.
SWIFT-Pastoral Dialogue. L. 7. HAZLITT-

English Proverbs, etc. (Ed. 1869) P. 446.
Wode has erys, felde has sigt.
King Edward and the Shepherd, MS. (Circa

1300) Felde hath eyen, and wode hath eres. CHAUCER- Canterbury Tales. The Knight's

Tale. L. 1,522.
Fieldes have eies and woodes have eares.

HEYWOOD—Proverbes. Pt. II. Ch. V.

6 Westward-ho!

Twelfth Night. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 146. 7

What is bred in the bone will never come out of the flesh.

PILPAYThe Two Fishermen. Fable XIV.

It will never come out of the flesh that's bred in the bone. JONSONEvery Man in his Humour. Act I.

Sc. 1.

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What is not in a man cannot come out of him

surely. GOETHE-Herman and Dorothea. Canto III.

L. 3.

You whirled them to the back of beyont.
SCOTT—Antiquary.

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And pleas'd th’ Almighty's orders to perform,
Rides in the whirlwind and directs the storm.

ADDISONThe Campaign.

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Fear not, but trust in Providence,
Wherever thou may'st be.

THOMAS HAYNES BAYLYThe Pilot.

What is sauce for the goose is sauce for a gander. TOM BROWN--New Maxime. P. 123.

(See also VARRO under GOOSE) 10 What is the matter with Kansas? W. A. WHITE. Title of an editorial in the

Emporia Gazette, August 15, 1896. 11 What mare's nest hast thou found?

BEAUMONT AND FLETCHERBonduca. IV. 2. 12

What you would not have done to yourselves, never do unto others. ALEXANDER SEVERUS. See also “Golden Rule."

Matthew. VII. 12.

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When a dog is drowning, every one offers him

drink. HERBERT-Jacula Prudentum.

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