Dictionary of English Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases

Dictionary of English Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases

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Excerpt: ...in order. 1348. Reigns. Man reigns and woman rules. 1349. Reins. Men hold the reins, but the women tell them which way to drive. 1350. Religion. Better wear a cloak for religion than religion for a cloak. 1351. Remove. Remove an old tree and it will wither. 1352. Removed. A plant often removed cannot thrive. 1353. Reproof. A smart reproof is better than smooth deceit. 1354. Reserve. Reserve the master-blow. 1355. Re-telling. A story never loses by re-telling. 1356. Revenge. To forget wrong is the greatest revenge. 1357. Revenge. Revenge is sweet. 1358. Rich. God help the rich, the poor can beg. 1359. Riches. Riches are like muck, which stink in a heap, but spread abroad make the earth fruitful. 1360. Riches. Riches are but the baggage of fortune. 77 1361. Ride. Better ride on an ass that carries me than a horse that throws me. 1362. Right hand. Let not thy right hand know what thy left hand doeth. 1363. Riseth. He that riseth betimes hath something in his head. 1364. River. Follow the river and you'll get to the sea. 1365. Road. Rich country, bad road. 1366. Roost. A bird can roost upon but one branch. 1367. Rolling stone. A rolling stone gathers no moss. 1368. Rome. When you are at Rome, do as Rome does. 1369. Rome. Rome was not built in a day. 1370. Rudder. He that will not be ruled by the rudder must be ruled by the rock. 1371. Rose. The fairest rose at last is withered. 1372. Rotten apple. A rotten apple injures its companions. 1373. Rugged stone. A rugged stone grows smooth from hand to hand. 1374. Rule. There is no rule without an exception. 1375. Rules. Love rules his kingdom without a sword. 1376. Runs. He that runs fastest gets the prize. 1377. Runs fast. He that runs fast will not run long. 78 S 1378. Sack. It's a bad sack will abide no clouting. 1379. Sack. Nothing comes out of the sack but what was in it. 1380. Saddle. Set the saddle on the right horse. 1381. Sadness. Sadness and gladness succeed each other. 1382. St. David's day....show more

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