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: A Fool's Bolt is soon shot;  Birds of a Feather flock together;  Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire.]
[picture: 'Tis too late to spare when all is spent;  One Swallow does not make Summer.]
[picture: As you brew so you shall bake; Every bean has its Black; it is an ill wind that blows no body good]
[picture: After sweet Meat comes sour Sauce; [woodcut of stout man, seated, with bandaged foot]]

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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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