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: Near is my Shirt, but Nearer is my Skin.]
[picture: An old Dog will learn no Tricks; If you trust before you try, You may repent before you die.]
[picture: A Burnt Child dreads the Fire]
[picture: When the Steed's stolen, shut the Stable Door.]
[picture: Give him a Rowland for his Oliver;  Penny Wise, and Pound Foolish;  He that Reckons without his Host must reckon again.]

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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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