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Front cover, Divers Proverbs Dictionary of Proverbs (1917)

This is a small book, obviously produced to look “quaint.” My copy also still has the remains of the dust-jacket, which I have scanned seperately [dust jacket flaps], and there are also images of eac [...]

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Dustjacket flaps from Proverbs book Dictionary of Proverbs (1917)

The dust-jacket of the fac-simle had adverts on the front and back flaps for other books by Yale University Press, including There’s Pippins and Cheese to Come, Journeys to Bagdad, Les Trophées and Th [...]

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Title Page, Proverbs Dictionary of Proverbs (1917)

DIVERS PROVERBS With their explication & illustration Compiled and Methodically Digested as well for the Entertainment of the Curious as the Information of the Ignorant and for the Benefit of Young St [...]

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Dustjacket: rear Dictionary of Proverbs (1917)

The back of this little book had adverts on the dust jacket for some other books produced by Yale University Press: three books by Paul Claudel, Minister Plenipotentiary of France to Brazil: The Hosta [...]

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A scan of blank paper for use in backgrounds (public domain) Dictionary of Proverbs (1917)

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A Burnt Child dreads the Fire Dictionary of Proverbs (1917)

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title page Dictionary of Proverbs (1917)

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As you brew so you shall bake; Every bean has its Black; it is an ill wind that blows no body good Dictionary of Proverbs (1917)

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What is bred in the Bone will never be out of the Flesh; One Bird in the Hand is worth two in the Bush; A Cat may look upon a king. Dictionary of Proverbs (1917)

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I talk of Chalk and you of Cheese; Charity begins at Home; Cut your Coat according to your Cloth; What can’t be cur’d must be endur’d. Dictionary of Proverbs (1917)

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Curs’d Cows have short Horns; Much falls between the Cup and the Lip. No longer pipe no longer dance. Dictionary of Proverbs (1917)

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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. Dictionary of Proverbs (1917)

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Fast bind, fast find; Like Father like Son. Dictionary of Proverbs (1917)

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A Fool’s Bolt is soon shot; Birds of a Feather flock together; Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire. Dictionary of Proverbs (1917)

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He sets the Fox to keep his Geese. [woodcut: fox watching geese] Dictionary of Proverbs (1917)

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As sure as God’s in Gloucestershire; Every Man thinks his own Geese Swans. Dictionary of Proverbs (1917)

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Good Wine needs no Bush; Kissing goes by Favour; A Lark is better than a Kite Dictionary of Proverbs (1917)

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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] Dictionary of Proverbs (1917)

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Save a Thief from Hanging, and he’ll cut your Throat; Jack will never make a Gentleman. Dictionary of Proverbs (1917)

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Harm watch, Harm catch; It is a good Horse that never stumbles. Dictionary of Proverbs (1917)

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