Dictionary of Proverbs (page 3/6)

[picture: He who has a mind to beat a Dog will easily find a Stick; Naught is never in Danger; Faint Heart never won fair Lady.]

He who has a mind to beat a Dog will easily find a Stick; Naught is never in Danger; Faint Heart never won fair Lady.

[picture: Fast bind, fast find;  Like Father like Son.]

Fast bind, fast find; Like Father like Son.

[picture: A Fool's Bolt is soon shot;  Birds of a Feather flock together;  Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire.]

A Fool’s Bolt is soon shot; Birds of a Feather flock together; Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire.

[picture: He sets the Fox to keep his Geese.  [woodcut: fox watching geese]]

He sets the Fox to keep his Geese. [woodcut: fox watching geese]

[picture: As sure as God's in Gloucestershire;  Every Man thinks his own Geese Swans.]

As sure as God’s in Gloucestershire; Every Man thinks his own Geese Swans.

[picture: Good Wine needs no Bush;  Kissing goes by Favour;  A Lark is better than a Kite]

Good Wine needs no Bush; Kissing goes by Favour; A Lark is better than a Kite

[picture: All goes down Gutter-lane; As Wise as a Man of Gotham; As good as George of Green; [woodcut: stout man drinks from mug, holds saussage with a fork]]

All goes down Gutter-lane; As Wise as a Man of Gotham; As good as George of Green; [woodcut: stout man drinks from mug, holds saussage with a fork]

[picture: Save a Thief from Hanging, and he'll cut your Throat; Jack will never make a Gentleman.]

Save a Thief from Hanging, and he’ll cut your Throat; Jack will never make a Gentleman.

[picture: Harm watch, Harm catch; It is a good Horse that never stumbles.]

Harm watch, Harm catch; It is a good Horse that never stumbles.

[picture: Hungry Dogs will eat dirty Pudding;  He that would live at Peace and Rest, Must hear and see, and say the Best.]

Hungry Dogs will eat dirty Pudding; He that would live at Peace and Rest, Must hear and see, and say the Best.

[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]]

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: Fat Paunches make Lean Pates.]

Fat Paunches make Lean Pates.


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