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Proverbs of All Nations, Compared, Explained (Paperback) Loot Price: R330
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Proverbs of All Nations, Compared, Explained (Paperback): Walter Keating Kelly

Proverbs of All Nations, Compared, Explained (Paperback)

Walter Keating Kelly

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: strange (fremd, German) than troublesome (fdcheux, French). Too much familiarity breeds contempt . Ower-meikle hameliness spoils gude courtesy. Hameliness means familiarity. See " Hame is a namely word," page 36. Leave welcome (bint yon. ? Scotch. Do not outstay your welcome. " A guest and a fish stink on the third day " (Spanish).1 Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest . " Aweel, kinsman," says Rob Roy to the baillie, " ye ken our fashion?foster the guest that comes, further him that maun gang." " Let the guest go before the storm bursts " (German).2 If the badger leaves his hole the tod will creep into it.?Scotch. " He that quits his place loses it" (French).3 " Whoso absents himself, his share absents itself " (Arab). 1 El huesped y el pece a tres dias hiede. 1 Lass den Oast ztehen eh das Gewitter austoichf;, 3 Qui quitte sa place la perd. FRIENDSHIP. He is my friend who grinds at my mill. That is, who is serviceable to me?a vile sentiment if understood too absolutely; but the proverb is rather to be. interpreted as offering a test by which genuine friendship may be distinguished from its counterfeit. " Deeds are love, and not fine speeches " (Spanish).1 " If you love me, John, your acts will tell me so " (Spanish).2 " In the world you have three sorts of friends," says Chamfort; " your friends who love you, your friends who do not care about you, and your friends who hate you." Kindness will creep where it cnnna gang. ? Scutch. It will find some way to manifest itself, in spite of all hinderances. As Burns sings,? "A man may hae an honest heart, Though poortith hourly stare him | A man may talc a neebor's part, Yet no hae cash to spare him." Friendship eanna stand aye on ane side.?Scotch, It demands reciprocity. " Little pre...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: October 2010
Authors: Walter Keating Kelly
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 48
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-53797-1
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-53797-9
Barcode: 9780217537971

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