Curiosities in Proverbs: A Collection of Unusual Adages, Maxims, Aphorisms, Phrases and Other Popular Dicta from Many Lands

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G.P. Putman's sons, 1916 - 428 oldal

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98. oldal - A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city ; and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.
112. oldal - There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
182. oldal - Tis as the general pulse Of life stood still, and Nature made a pause ; An awful pause! prophetic of her end.
112. oldal - There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty. The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.
146. oldal - Come, bring with a noise, My merry, merry boys, The Christmas log to the firing ; While my good dame, she Bids ye all be free, And drink to your hearts
104. oldal - Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.
95. oldal - The best laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft a-gley, An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain For promis'd joy. Still thou art blest compared wi' me ! The present only toucheth thee : But, och ! I backward cast my e'e On prospects drear, An' forward, tho' I canna see, I guess an
110. oldal - Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots ? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.
105. oldal - Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small; Though with patience he stands waiting, with exactness grinds he all.
109. oldal - Hope deferred maketh the heart sick : but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

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