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A Collection of the Proverbs of All Nations, Compared, Explained, and ...
Walter Keating Kelly
Không có bản xem trước - 1972
according adage appears Arab asked become better bien bird called casa child comes dead devil Dutch enemy English expressed fair fall fire fool fortune French friends German give given goes Greek half hand hanged hard head hear heart heaven hold hope horse Italian Italy keep king lady language Latin live looks Lord man's marry master means mind mother n'est nature never once origin pass person play Portuguese present priest proverb quoth remark rich Scotch secret sings soon Spaniards Spanish speak story tell There's thing thou thought told truth turn wife wind wise woman women worth
Trang 63 - 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.
Trang 57 - This is the excellent foppery of the world, that when we are sick in fortune — often the surfeit of our own behaviour — we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon and the stars...
Trang 135 - He that will not when he may, When he will he shall have nay.
Trang 57 - ... 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!
Trang 14 - Marriage is a desperate thing. The Frogs in JEsop were extreme wise ; they had a great mind to some Water, but they would not leap into the Well, because they could not get out again.
Trang 209 - 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.
Trang 114 - 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.
Trang 216 - 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...