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IN PROVERBS

A COLLECTION OF UNUSUAL
ADAGES, MAXIMS, APHORISMS,
PHRASES AND OTHER POPULAR
DICTA FROM MANY LANDS

CLASSIFIED AND ARRANGED
WITH ANNOTATIONS BY

DWIGHT EDWARDS MARVIN

✓ Folklore

G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS
NEW YORK AND LONDON
Tbe knickerbocker Press

1916
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“Proverbs embrace the wide sphere of human existence, they take all the colours of life, they are often exquisite strokes of genius, they delight by their airy sarcasm or their caustic satire, the luxuriance of their humour, the playfulness of their turn, and even by the elegance of their imagery, and the tenderness of their sentiment. They give a deep insight into domestic life, and open for us the heart of man, in all the various states which he may occupy; a frequent review of proverbs should enter into our readings; and although they are no longer the ornaments of conversation, they have not ceased to be the treasuries of thought.”—Isaac Disraeli

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