A Complete 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 Explications
T. and J. Allman, 1817 - 308 Seiten
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Seite 11 - For want of a nail the shoe is lost, for want of a shoe the horse is lost, for want of a horse the rider is lost.
Seite 14 - When the fern is as high as a spoon, You may sleep an hour at noon. When the fern is as high as a ladle, You may sleep as long as you are able. When fern begins to look red, Then milk is good with brown bread.
Seite 148 - A MAN of words and not of deeds Is like a garden full of weeds...
Seite 149 - The devil was sick, the devil a monk would be ; The devil was well, the devil a monk was he.
Seite 136 - I can espy in all this company, so that if any man can tell any cause of it, ye of likelihood can say most to it, or at leastwise more than any other man here assembled. Yea, forsooth, good master, quoth this old man, for I am well nigh an hundred years old, and no man here in this company any thing near unto mine age. Well then, quoth Master More, how say you in this matter ? What think ye to be the cause of these shelves and flats that stop up Sandwich haven ? Forsooth, Sir, quoth he, I am an old...
Seite 162 - London Bridge was made for wise men to go over and fools to go under.
Seite 69 - A fool may ask more questions in an hour than a wise man can answer in seven years.