Dictionary of Proverbs (page 1/5)

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Page images and pictures from Nathan Bailey’s 1721 Dictionary of Proverbs.

This is the Table of contents; there is also a transcription with the definitions and explanations. I used a 1917 edition from Yale University and the Oxford University Press, which is now out of copyright.

I also have Nathan Bailey’s Canting Dictionary online.

Title: Dictionary of Proverbs

Author: Bailey, Nathan

City: London

Date: 1917

Total items: 48

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

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[picture: 'Tis too late to spare when all is spent;  One Swallow does not make Summer.]
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Dustjacket: rear

The back of this little book had adverts on the dust jacket for some other books produced by Yale University Press: three books by Paul Claudel, Minister Plenipotentiary of France to Brazil: The Hostage (L’Otage), The Tidings Brought To Mary: A Mystery (L’Annonce Faite À Marie), and, The East I know (La Connaissance De L’Est). [more...] [$]

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Title Page, Proverbs

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Page images and pictures from Nathan Bailey’s 1721 Dictionary of Proverbs.

This is the Table of contents; there is also a transcription with the definitions and explanations. I used a 1917 edition from Yale University and the Oxford University Press, which is now out of copyright.

I also have Nathan Bailey’s Canting Dictionary online.


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