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" The devil was sick, the devil a monk would be ; The devil was well, the devil a monk was he. "
Miscellaneous Notes and Queries - Pagina 96
1892
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Carleton's Hand-book of Popular Quotations

G.W. Carleton & Co - 1877 - 340 pagine
...Ibid., Merchant of Venice. — The DEVIL hath power to assume a pleasing shape. Ibid., Hamlet. — The DEVIL was sick, the Devil a monk would be ; The Devil was well, the Devil a monk was he. RARELAIS. — God never had a church but there, men say, The DEVIL a chapel had raised by some wyles....
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The Colloquies of Erasmus, Volume 2

Desiderius Erasmus - 1878 - 467 pagine
...Calamity or Sickness, then I betake myself to Philosophy, etc. 129 This recalls the noted distich : "The devil was sick, the devil a monk would be, The devil was well, the devil a monk was he." The Comedian ... ... ... ... ... ... 130 Terence. That expression of the Satyrist, etc 131 The line is...
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The Colloquies of Erasmus, Volume 2

Desiderius Erasmus - 1878 - 467 pagine
...Sickness, then I betake myself to Philosophy, etc. ... ... ... 129 This recalls the noted distich : "The devil was sick, the devil a monk would be, The devil was well, the devil a monk was he." Tlie Comedian ... ... ... ... ... ... 130 That expression of the Satyrist, etc ... 131 The line is...
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Who Wrote It?: A Dictionary of Common Poetical Quotations in the English ...

Where, Who - 1878 - 175 pagine
...Alarm. The Devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. SHAKSPEAEE, The Merchant of Venice, act i. sc. 3. The Devil was sick, the Devil a monk would be ; The Devil was well, the Devil a monk was he. Rabelais. The divine Milton. WORDSWORTH, The Excursion, bk. i. The end must justify the means. PRIOR,...
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The Early English Versions of the Gesta Romanorum

Sidney John Hervon Herrtage - 1879 - 563 pagine
...Lat. texts] drfuncii. p. 271, 1. 11. [Hazlitt, Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases, under the proverb " The Devil was sick, the Devil a monk would be ; The Devil was well, the Devil a monk was he," gives the usual Latin form — " Agrotat Daemon, monachal tune este volebat ; Conralmt Dtemon, tails...
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The Early English Versions of the Gesta Romanorum

Sidney John Hervon Herrtage - 1879 - 563 pagine
...texts] defuncti. p. 271, 1. 11. 11 [i•...in, Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases, under the proverb " The Devil was sick, the Devil a monk would be ; The Devil was well, the Devil a monk was he," gives the usual Latin form— " Agrotat Desman, monachat t1me etie volebat; Contain 11 Diemon, talis...
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Selected Speeches and Reports on Finance and Taxation, from 1859 to 1878

John Sherman - 1879 - 640 pagine
...bv deficiency bills. It is the old demagogical trick of a party in opposition wishing to gain power. The devil was sick, the devil a monk would be ; The devil was well, the devil a monk was hať It is easy to cut down appropriations, but this is not always retrenchment. A man might retrench...
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The Early English Versions of the Gesta Romanorum

Sidney John Hervon Herrtage - 1879 - 563 pagine
...Lat. texts] defuncti. p. 271, 1. 11. [Hazlitt, Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases, under the proverb " The Devil was sick, the Devil a monk would be ; The Devil was well, ihe Devil a monk was he," gives the usual Latin form — " Agrotat Dœmon, monachus tune este volebat...
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Essays from the North American Review

Allen Thorndike Rice - 1879 - 482 pagine
...him, and sets out upon his travels. As soon as his back is turned, Alexis realizes the old distich : " The devil was sick, the devil a monk would be ; The devil got well, the devil a monk was he." He recovers his health instantaneously, and celebrates his father's...
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Glints from Over the Water

Parsons Brainard Cogswell - 1880 - 443 pagine
...they can recall, and making all sorts of rash reformatory promises. It is the old story over again : The Devil was sick, the Devil a monk would be ; The Devil was well, the Devil a monk was he. This reminds us that Naples is a city of churches, having upwards of 300, and yet there is not one...
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