Proverbial folk-lore, by the author of Songs of solace

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Pagina 55 - A little neglect may breed great mischief; for want of a nail the shoe was lost ; for want of a shoe the horse was lost ; and for want of a horse the rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by the enemy ; all for want of a little care about a horseshoe nail.
Pagina 164 - The wicked flee when no man pursueth : but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Pagina 100 - Unto the pure all things are pure : but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure ; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
Pagina 22 - ST. Swithin's day if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain : St. Swithin's day if thou be fair, For forty days 'twill rain na mair.
Pagina 88 - The man that hails you Tom or Jack, And proves by thumps upon your back How he esteems your merit, Is such a friend, that one had need Be very much his friend indeed, To pardon or to bear it.
Pagina 5 - I do not like you, Dr. Fell, The reason why, I cannot tell ; But this I know, and know full well, I do not like you, Dr. FelL
Pagina 164 - He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.
Pagina 91 - But if fortune once do frown, Then farewell his great renown : They that fawn'd on him before, Use his company no more. He that is thy friend indeed. He will help thee in thy need ; If thou sorrow, he will weep ; If thou wake, he cannot sleep : Thus of every grief in heart He with thee doth bear a part. These are certain signs to know Faithful friend from flattering foe.
Pagina 47 - Good old plan, That he should take who has the power, And he should keep who can,'
Pagina 76 - A wise physician skilled our wounds to heal, Is more than armies to the public weal.

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