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Proverbs of All Nations: Compared, Explained, and Illustrated
Walter Keating Kelly
Visualizzazione completa - 1861
A Collection of the Proverbs of All Nations, Compared, Explained, and ...
Walter Keating Kelly
Anteprima non disponibile - 1972
Proverbs of All Nations: Compared, Explained, and Illustrated (Classic Reprint)
Walter K. Kelly
Anteprima non disponibile - 2015
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Pagina 66 - tis the soul of peace : Of all the virtues, 'tis nearest kin to heaven ; It makes men look like gods. The best of men That e'er wore earth about him, was a sufferer; A soft, meek, patient, humble, tranquil spirit : The first true gentleman, that ever breathed.
Pagina 95 - I then came home, and went whistling all over the house, much pleased with my whistle, but disturbing all the family. My brothers, and sisters, and cousins, understanding the bargain...
Pagina 75 - Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves is as true of personal habits as of money.
Pagina 60 - ... we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars: as if we were villains by necessity; fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and treachers, by spherical predominance; drunkards, liars, and adulterers, by an enforced obedience of planetary influence; and all that we are evil in, by a divine thrusting on: an admirable evasion of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish disposition to the charge of a star!
Pagina 183 - A swarm of bees in May is worth a load of hay. A swarm of bees in June is worth a silver spoon. A swarm of bees in July is not worth a fly.
Pagina 117 - said he ; " you that have lived sae lang in Zetland, to risk the saving of a drowning man ? Wot ye not, if you bring him to life again, he will be sure to do you some capital injury ? * — Come, Master Mordaunt, bear a hand to what's mair to the purpose.
Pagina 190 - 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 man ; I think that Tenterton steeple is the cause of Goodwin sands. For I am an old man, Sir...