Proverbial Wisdom, with Preface by B. Jerrold

Proverbial Wisdom, with Preface by B. Jerrold

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...but he's a greater fool that gies it. He's a hardy man to draw a sword at a haggis. He's a man o' wise mind that o' a foe can mak a friend. He's a proud horse that winna carry his ain corn. He's better fed than bred. He's horn deaf on that side o' his head. He's no sae daft as he lets on. He's no the happiest wha has maist gear. Health is not valued till sickness comes. Hear a' parties. Heaven is mine if God doth say Amen. Heaven without good society cannot be heaven. Hell and chancery are always open. Hell is paved with good intentions. Hell is wherever heaven is not. He'll gang nae farther than his tether's length. He'll mak a spune or spoil a horn. He'll soon be a beggar that canna say " No." Here's a great cry, and but little wool, as the fellow said when he shear'd his hogs. Here's talk of the Turk and Pope, but its my next neighbour that does me the harm. Hide nothing from thy minister, physician, and lawyer. Hiders are good finders. High places have their precipices. Highlanders--shoulder to shoulder. Hold fast is the first point in hawking. Honest men marry soon, wise men not at all. Honour a physician before thou hast need of him. Hope hauds up the Jjead. Hope long deferred maketh the heart sick. Hope very often opens the door for disappointment to shut it. Hopes and fears chequer human life. How few are our real wants and how easy it is to satisfy them; our imaginary wants are boundless and insatiable. However wretched a fellow mortal may be, he is still a member of our common species. Human blood is all of one colour. Hunger and thirst scarcely kill any, but gluttony and drink kill a great many. Hunger fetches the wolf out of the woods. Hunger will break through stone walls. Hypocrites are creatures of more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236759532
  • 9781236759535