The Oxford Dictionary of English Proverbs

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Frank Percy Wilson
Clarendon P., 1970 - Reference - 930 pages
A collection of proverbs followed by quotations illustrating the various forms the proverb has taken from its first recorded use until the present.

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Nov in Boswell 1848 xx 188 Some lady
17
surely might be found in whose fidelity
28
KELLY 14 Spoken when People boast
38
All that is sharp is short Cf Nothing
50
All All are not All is not All the All this wateringpot
133
148 All our fortunes lie a bleeding
148
that is violent is permanent
168
see also under significant words following 1640 HERBERT no 325
169
Alms see also Good memory gives few a never putting in soon comes to
411
maids bee married and all meats eaten 1678
475
All that you get you may put in your
506
see never a whit the worse 1629 T ADAMS Serm cant condemn
594
mortall men 1616 DRAXE no 435
633
HOWELL Span Prov 10 Where they take
656
All things are to be bought at Rome
683
All women are good
737

All that shakes falls not A 169
175
Almond for a parrot An A 220
220
HERBERT no 189 1659 HOWELL It Prov
236
Used when many speak at once in
343
A 226
764
live by the altar
792
What man is he that liveth and shall
848
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