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He is fed well in Seville whom God loves. (Spanish).
Spoken by the Spaniards in praise of their own town. The Italians say: "See Naples and then
die." It is also said in praise of Seville: "He who has not
seen Seville, has seen no wonder,” and “He who is disorderly in his own town, will be so in Seville," as though disorder was unknown in Seville save when disorderly people from other places go there. The Spaniards sometimes say: “From Madrid to Heaven."
He that hath to do with a Tuscan must not be blind.
He that would England win, must with Ireland first begin.
with Scotland first begin.”
discontent felt in Ireland at the system of plantation which was carried into force there during the reign of James I., but the saying itself (with a difference) is nearly a century older.”
W. Carew Hazlitt.
Scotland would be an admirable base of opera-
and disturbed."--Andrew Cheviot.
a Catholic proverb of the sixteenth century. “Get Ireland today and England may be thine to
morrow.” (Old English Saying).
He waddles like an Armenian bride. (Osmanli).
He who goes to Ceylon becomes a demon. (Bengalese).
“When we strike mud we get smeared over."
(Malabar). “Who lives with a blacksmith will at last go away with burnt clothes." (Afghan). “The fowl brought up with the pig will eat dirt. (Tamil). “One scabby goat infects the flock."
(Persian). “Who talks with the smith receives sparks." (Kurdish). “If you sit down with one who is squint-eyed in the evening you will become
squint-eyed or cat-eyed.” (Modern Greek). If a Telugu man prosper, he is of no use to anyone.
“Prosperity is like a tender mother, but blind,
days.” (German). If that you will France win, then with Scotland first begin.
with Scotland first begin.”
subsisting between Scotland and France when the former was ruled by its own sovereigns."
W. Carew Hazlitt.
“But there's a saying very old and true:
'If that you will France win,
Then with Scotland first begin.'.
SHAKESPEARE: King Henry V.
An English testimonial to the honesty of Scotchmen. I hae a Scotch tongue in my head, if they speak I'se answer.
communed persons as there was in the ill times
o' the last Stuarts—I trow I hae a Scotch tongue in my head-if they speak, I'se answer.
SIR WALTER Scott: Rob Roy.
If you ask what is the poetic expression of the spirit of
Japan, it is the odour of the wild cherry blossom in the glow of the rising sun. (Japanese).
In settling an island, the first building erected by a Span
iard would be a church; by a Frenchman, a fort; by a Dutchman, a warehouse, and by an Englishman, an ale house. (English).
In the mouth of an Aragonian no fish is bad. (Spanish).
Because the province of Aragon, comprising Huesca,
Saragossa, and Teruel, is not on the sea coast.
Italian devotion and German fasting have no meaning.
Italy to be born in, France to live in, and Spain to die in.
Lang beards heartless, painted hoods witless, gay coats graceless, mak’ England thriftless. (Scotch).
See Contemptuous Proverbs: “Lang beards, etc."
to have come into use during the wars between
the two nations in the reign of Edward III. “The Scottes made many rhymes against the
Englyshemen for the fonde disguised apparel by them at that time worne, amongest the whiche this was one, whiche was fastened upon the churche doores of Saint Peter towarde Straugate."
Let the Russian not die and he would not let thee live.
Like Persian stuff, it comes out at both ends. (Osmanli).
Like Persian cloth that has unravelled threads
hanging out at both ends.
Like the people of Arabkyr, they pay each other compli
each other high-sounding complimentary titles. Make one sign of the cross to an Andalusian and three to a
exists between the people of neighbouring coun-
Nipping and scarting's Scotch folks' wooing. (Scotch).
“By biting and scratching dogs and cats come
together.' (English). No German remains where he is well off. (German). One Jew is equal in cheating to two Greeks, and one Greek
to two Armenians. (Russian).
as well as for Armenians, is shown in the follow-
by a Greek, and a Greek by the devil.” Another proverb evidently suggested by the last
named is one coming from Poland which is as
Jew the Spaniard, the devil only the Jew.”
for the Poles, see note under proverb: “When God
taken away by a woman.' One, two, three: What a lot of fisher nannies I see! (English). An English taunt at the fisherwomen of Aberdeen,
Scotsmen aye reckon frae an ill hour. (Scotch).
“Scotsmen aye tak’ their mark frae a mischief."
(Scotch). “Spoken when we say such a thing fell out when
such an ill accident came to pass. A Scottish man solicited the Prince of Orange to be made an ensign, for he had been a sergeant ever since his Highness ran away from Groll.”—James Kelly.
Scratch a Russian and you'll find a Tartar. (English).
Some part of Kent hath health and no wealth; some
wealth and no health; some both health and wealth.
Kent, and sections near London.
That you may know that the jealousy of an Arab is jealousy
The Chinese have two eyes, the Franks one eye, but the
Moors no eye. (Chinese).
comparisons frequently occur in Buddhist works
given by him: “This world has three kinds of men, viz.: eyeless,
one-eyed, and two-eyed. The eyeless man never attends to the law; the one-eyed man does not fix his mind upon the law, howbeit that he frequently attends thereto; but the two-eyed man carefully hearkens unto the law and demeans
himself according to it.”—(A.D. 416). “Every seeker in philosophical meditation should
have the two particular eyes: one, the ordinary eye with which to read letters; another, the intellectual eye with which to discriminate errors. —(A.D. 960).
The difference between Arabs and Persians is the same as
that between the date and its stone. (Arabian).