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

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

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[picture: Fat Paunches make Lean Pates.]
[picture: Better play at small Game than stand out;  Give him a Rowland for his Oliver.]
[picture: Dustjacket flaps from Proverbs book]

Dustjacket flaps from Proverbs book

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 TrophĂ©es and The Divine comedy of Dante Alighieri. [more...] [$]

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

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Page images and pictures from Nathan Bailey’s 1721 Dictionary of Proverbs.

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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