A compleat collection of English proverbs. To which is added, A collection of English words not generally used. Repr. verbatim from the ed. of 1768

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Pagina 144 - More saw this aged man, he thought it expedient to hear him say his mind in this matter, for, being so old a man, it was likely that he knew most of any man in that presence and company. So Master More called this old aged man unto him, and said, Father...
Pagina 156 - A MAN of words and not of deeds Is like a garden full of weeds...
Pagina 20 - 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.
Pagina 26 - 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 157 - The devil was sick, the devil a monk would be ; The devil was well, the devil a monk was he.
Pagina 144 - ... matter concerning the stopping of Sandwich haven. Among others came in before him an old man with a white head, and one that was thought to be little less than a hundred years old.
Pagina 34 - As the good man saith, so say we ; But as the good woman saith, so it must be.
Pagina 144 - Sir, quoth he, I am an old man ; I think that Tenterton steeple is the cause of Goodwin sands.
Pagina 174 - The little smith of Nottingham, Who doth the work that no man can.
Pagina 26 - If there be a rainbow in the eve, it will rain and leave, But if there be a rainbow in the morrow, it will neither lend nor borrow.

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