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

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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[picture: Well begun is half ended;  All is well that ends well.]
[picture: Save a Thief from Hanging, and he'll cut your Throat; Jack will never make a Gentleman.]
[picture: An old Dog will learn no Tricks; If you trust before you try, You may repent before you die.]
[picture: He makes a Rod for his own Breech.]
[picture: Curs'd Cows have short Horns; Much falls between the Cup and the Lip.  No longer pipe no longer dance.]

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