Dictionary of Proverbs (page 1/6)

[picture: Front cover, Divers Proverbs]

Title: Dictionary of Proverbs

Author: Bailey, Nathan

City: London

Date: 1917

Total items: 48

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[picture: Sue a Beggar and catch a Louse; Many Hands make Light Work; [woodcut: well-dressed man scratches his head standing near a beggar with outstretched hat]]
[picture: Proferred Service stinks;  The Receiver is as bad as the Thief;  Reckon not your Chickens before they are hatched.]
[picture: What is bred in the Bone will never be out of the Flesh; One Bird in the Hand is worth two in the Bush; A Cat may look upon a king.]
[picture: A Burnt Child dreads the Fire]
[picture: A scan of blank paper for use in backgrounds (public domain)]

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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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