Dictionary of Proverbs (page 4/6)

[picture: Give a Man Luck and throw him into the Sea;  Money makes the Mare to go;  Much falls between the Cup and the Lip.]

Give a Man Luck and throw him into the Sea; Money makes the Mare to go; Much falls between the Cup and the Lip.

[picture: Little Pitchers have great Ears;  Many talk of Robin Hood who never shot in his Bow.]

Little Pitchers have great Ears; Many talk of Robin Hood who never shot in his Bow.

[picture: Need makes the old Wife trot;  [woodcut: barefoot old woman hitches up skirts to cross a stream]]

Need makes the old Wife trot; [woodcut: barefoot old woman hitches up skirts to cross a stream]

[picture: Better play at small Game than stand out;  Give him a Rowland for his Oliver.]

Better play at small Game than stand out; Give him a Rowland for his Oliver.

[picture: Give him a Rowland for his Oliver;  Penny Wise, and Pound Foolish;  He that Reckons without his Host must reckon again.]

Give him a Rowland for his Oliver; Penny Wise, and Pound Foolish; He that Reckons without his Host must reckon again.

[picture: Proferred Service stinks;  The Receiver is as bad as the Thief;  Reckon not your Chickens before they are hatched.]

Proferred Service stinks; The Receiver is as bad as the Thief; Reckon not your Chickens before they are hatched.

[picture: It's neither Rhime nor Reason; What is got over the Devil's Back will be spent under his Belly.]

It’s neither Rhime nor Reason; What is got over the Devil’s Back will be spent under his Belly.

[picture: To buy a Pig in a poke;  Robin Hood's Pennyworths;  He looks one way and rows another.]

To buy a Pig in a poke; Robin Hood’s Pennyworths; He looks one way and rows another.

[picture: A Rolling Stone gathers no Moss;  It is good to make Hay while the Sun shines.]

A Rolling Stone gathers no Moss; It is good to make Hay while the Sun shines.

[picture: Near is my Shirt, but Nearer is my Skin.]

Near is my Shirt, but Nearer is my Skin.

[picture: One Man had better steal a Horse than another look over the Hedge;  [woodcut: highayman with hat and cape leads a horse]]

One Man had better steal a Horse than another look over the Hedge; [woodcut: highayman with hat and cape leads a horse]

[picture: He makes a Rod for his own Breech.]

He makes a Rod for his own Breech.


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