A Dictionary of Foreign Phrases and Classical Quotations, Comprising Idioms, Proverbs, Maxims, Mottoes, Technical Words and Terms, Press Allusions... from the Latin, Greek, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese... with English Translations & Equivalents, Ed. with Notes

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Hugh Percy Jones
J. Grant, 1908 - 532 pages

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Dictionary of Phrases Quotations and folk proverbs in latin, greek, french, spanish, and portuguese, with English translations and explanations. Useful for deciphering proverbs by Spanish Jews.

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Page 79 - Howe'er it be, it seems to me, 'Tis only noble to be good. Kind hearts are more than coronets, And simple faith than Norman blood.
Page 75 - Boast not thyself of to-morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
Page 342 - ... tout le malheur des hommes vient d'une seule chose, qui est de ne savoir pas demeurer en repos, dans une chambre.
Page 372 - Ich sag es dir: ein Kerl, der spekuliert, Ist wie ein Tier, auf dürrer Heide Von einem bösen Geist im Kreis herumgeführt, Und rings umher liegt schöne grüne Weide.
Page 26 - Merciful heaven! What, man! ne'er pull your hat upon your brows; Give sorrow words: the grief that does not speak Whispers the o'erfraught heart, and bids it break.
Page 325 - He who fights, and runs away, May live to fight another day.
Page 385 - Was vernünftig ist, das ist wirklich; und was wirklich ist, das ist vernünftig.
Page 36 - Enlarged winds, that curl the flood, Know no such liberty. Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage; Minds innocent and quiet take That for an hermitage; If I have freedom in my love And in my soul am free, Angels alone, that soar above, Enjoy such liberty.
Page 152 - Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls : Who steals my purse steals trash ; 'tis something, nothing ; 'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands ; But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him And makes me poor indeed.
Page 161 - MAN, that is born of a woman, hath but a short time to live, and is full of misery. He cometh up, and is cut down like a flower; he fleeth as it were a shadow, and never continueth in one stay.

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