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" London Bridge was made for wise men to go over and fools to go under. "
A Complete Collection of English Proverbs:: Also the Most Celebrated ... - Pagina 162
di John Ray - 1817 - 308 pagine
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A compleat collection of English proverbs. To which is added, A collection ...

John Ray - 1818
...country man cooling np hithtr, by his own experience, will easily CKpound the meaning thereof. London bridge was made for wise men to go over, and fools to go under. A London cockney. This nickname i» more than four hundred yesri old. For when Hugh •Bigot added artificial fonification« to his...
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Varieties of Literature: Being, Principally, Selections from the Portfolio ...

John Henry Brady - 1826 - 295 pagine
...which runs by Turn-bole or Turn-mill Street, was anciently so called. — Blount's Dictionary, 1681. " A LONDON COCKNEY." This nickname is more than four hundred years old ; for when Hugh Bigot added artificial fortifications to -i his naturally strong castle of Bungey in Suffolk, he, gave out this...
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Chronicles of London Bridge

Richard Thomson - 1827 - 687 pagine
...Compleat Collection of English Proverbs,' London, 1737, octavo, pages 13 and 251, and which is, ' London Bridge was made for wise men to go over, and fools to go under.' "On Tuesday, the 29th of May, 1660, King Charles the Second entered London in triumph, after having...
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Time's Telescope for ... ; Or, A Complete Guide to the Almanack

1829
...quaint saying, which is recorded in the Rev. J. Ray's Collection of Proverbs, and which is, 'London Bridge was made for wise men to go over, and fools to go under.' 8tetronomtcal (Occurrences In MARCH 1829. SOLAR PHENOMENA. THE Sun enters Aries at 37 tn. past 8 in...
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The Penny satirist and London pioneer [afterw.] The London pioneer ..., Volume 3

...quaint saying, which is recorded in the R'.'v. J. Ray's Collection of Proverbs, and which is, " London Bridge was made for wise men to go over, and fools to go under." THE GENT'S SOLILOQUY. To hiss, or not to hiss, that is the question : — Whether Ч is nobler in a...
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Lives of the Engineers: With an Account of Their Principal Works, Volume 1

Samuel Smiles - 1861
...purpose. The risk attending this operation of shooting the bridge explains the old proverb, that " London Bridge was made for wise men to go over and fools to go under." Perhaps the most singular features of the old bridge were its upper platform, consisting of two rows...
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Three Lectures on Roads and Road Makers ...

Henry Alexander Glass - 1864 - 112 pagine
...shooting the bridge was so dangerous an occupation, that it gave rise to the old proverb, " London Bridge was made for wise men to go over and fools to go under." Just now, I think, the proverb might be reversed. For five hundred years our ancestors were satisfied...
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All the Year Round, Volume 7;Volume 27

Charles Dickens - 1872
...Bridge still extant. Two of these— " If London Bridge had fewer eyes it would see better," and "London Bridge was made for wise men to go over, and fools to go under" — point to the danger of the old passage past the starlings. The old bridge had now become terribly...
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Old Southwark and Its People

William Rendle - 1878 - 333 pagine
...a rock. The usual passages under the old bridge were anything but safe, hence a proverb that London Bridge was made for wise men to go over and fools to go under. A foreigner, in 1663, narrates how the passengers had to leave their boat, cross to the other side, and...
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Walks in London, Volume 1

Augustus John Cuthbert Hare - 1878 - 511 pagine
...consequent compression of the river, made " shooting the bridge " very dangerous. Ray's proverb, " London Bridge was made for wise men to go over, and fools to go under," shows the popular feeling about its rapids. Cowley describes the river as — " Stopp'd by the houses...
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