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Ding down the nests and the rooks will flee away. Scotch. This proverb was ruthlessly applied in Scotland at the Reforma

tion, to the destruction of many noble cathedrals and collegiate

churches.
Diseases are the interest of pleasures.
Do as the maids do, say no and take it.
Do on the bill as you would in the hall.
Do what you ought, and come what will.
Do not make me kiss, and you will not make me sin.
Do not say you cannot be worse.
Dogs bark as they are bred.
Do not spur a free horse.

E.
Eagles fly alone, but sheep flock together.
Eggs of an hour, fish of ten, bread of a day, wine of a year,

a woman of fifteen, and a friend of thirty. Either a man or a mouse.

Lat.-Aut Cæsar, aut nihil.
Empty vessels make the greatest sound.
Every man is the architect of his own fortune.

French.-Chacun est artisan de sa fortune.
Every one's faults are not written in their forehead.
Every tub must stand upon its own bottom.
Every thing hath an end, and a pudding has two.
Every one knows how to find fault.
Every body's business is nobody's business.
Every good scholar is not a good-schoolmaster.
Every man wishes the water to his ain mill.--Scotch.
Every man is best known to himself.
Every dog has his day, and every man his hour.
Every man has his hobby horse.
• Every one to his trade,' quoth the boy to the Bishop.
Eternity has no grey hairs.

Every thing would live.
Every ass thinks himself worthy to stand with the king's

horses. • Every one to his liking,' as the man said, when he kissed his

cow. England's the Paradise of women, and hell of horses. Ever drunk, ever dry.

Lat.-Parthi quo plus bibunt eo plus sitiunt.
Every potter praises his own pot, and more if it be broken.
Every man kens best where his own shoe pinches.-Scotch.
Every may be has a may not be.
Every fool can find faults that a great many wise men can't

mend.
Every light is not the sun.
Every shoe fits not every foot-Scotch.
Every one bastes the fat hog, while the lean one burns.
Every man bows to the bush he gets shelter of.

F.

Faint heart never won a fair lady.

Lat.Audentes fortuna juvat. Fair maidens wear no purses.-Scotch. Spoken when young women offer to pay their club in company,

which the Scots will never allow, nor the English either. Fair words and foul play cheat both the young and the old. Fair and softly goes far in a day.

French. Pas à pas, on va bien loin. Fair words break no bone, but foul words many a one. False folk should have many witnesses.Scotch.' Fair in the cradle, foul in the saddle. It is supposed that children the most remarkable for beauty in in

fancy, are the least so when grown up. "Does this arise from improper indulgence to beautiful children, or do the features and complexion alter; or lastly, do we consider certain traits beau

tiful in childhood, the contrary in maturity? Faint praise is disparagement.

Far fra court, far fra care. Scotch.
Few dare write the true news of their chamber.
Fetters of gold are still fetters, and silken cords pinch.

O liberty! thou goddess heav'nly bright!
Profuse of bliss, and pregnant with delight,

Eternal pleasures in thy presence reign.-ADDISON. It is said, the Scottish hero, Sir William Wallace, had always the following rhyme in his mouth:

Dico tibi verum, libertas optima rerum,

Nunquam servili sub nictu vivito fili.
Feeling has no fellow.
Fine feathers make fine birds..
Feed a pig and you'll have a hog.
Fie, fie ! horse play is not for gentlemen.
Fiddlers' faremmeat, drink, and money.--Scotch.
Fire and water are good servants but bad masters.
First come first served.

French.-Qui premier arrive au moulin, premier doit moudre.
Feather by feather, the goose is plucked.
Forbidden fruit is sweet.

Italo-I frutti prohibiti sono i più dolci.
Fortune sometimes favours those whom she afterwards de-

stroys.-Ital. Forbid a fool a thing and that he'll do. Scotch. Forewarn'd, fore-armed.

Lat.-Præmonitus, præmunitus.
For my own pleasure, as the man strake his wife.--Scotch.
For that thou can do thyself rely not on another.
For the rose the thorn is often plucked.

Ital.-Per la rosa spesso il spin, se coglie.
Force without forecast is little worth.-Scotch.
Foul water will quench fire,
For one day of joy we have a thousand of ennui.

Ital.- Per un dì di gioia n'habbiamo mille di nioia.'
Life, in the opinion of most people, is a very melancholy thing, and

I suppose this is the reason why so many resort to violent means

to get rid of it, or are wholly careless about the means to prolong existence. King relates, in the “ Anecdotes of his Own Times," that he had put the question to many persons, Whether they would wish to live their time over again, experiencing exactly the same good and evil, and that he never met with one who replied in the affirmative. A king of Arragon said, There were only four things in the world worth living for,-old wine to drink, old wood to burn, old books to read, and old friends to converse with.

Solomon pronounced all these to be vanity—but he was no judge. For a flying enemy make a silver bridge.--Spanish, An enemy closely pursued may become desperate : despair makes

even the timid and cowardly courageous; a rat, with no means for escape, will often turn upon its assailants. By all means then

let the vanquished have a free course. Fox's broth which is cold and scalds.-Spanish. Said of artful and dissembling persons, who in their behaviour

appear modest and affable for the purpose of deceiving others. Fools make feasts and wise men eat them.

French.-Les fous font la fête et les sages le mangent.
Kelly says, that this proverb was once repeated to a great man in

Scotland, upon his giving an entertainment; when he readily

answered,-Wise men make proverbs and fools repeat them. Fool's haste is no speed.-Scotch. Fools have liberty to say what they please.

Ital.Li matti hanno bolletta di dir cio che vogliono. Fools should not see half-done work. Many a fine piece of work, in the unfinished state, looks clumsy and

aukward, which those who want judgement will be offended at. We hope the honourable critics who were lately so severe in their strictures on the improvements going on in Westminster-hall, had duly weighed the import of this proverb. The Italians have a parallel saying,–Non giudicar la nave, stando in terra :

Judge not of a ship as she stands on the stocks. Fools tie knots and wise men loose them.-Scotch. Fools make fashions and wise men follow them.

French.-Les fous font les modes, et les sages les suivent.. Fools and obstinate people make lawyers rich.

Spanish.Necios y porfiados hacen ricos a los letrados. From four things God preserve us ; a painted woman, a con

ceited valet, salt beef without mustard, and a little late dinner.-Italian.

From nothing, nothing can come.-French.
Friendship cannot stand all on one side.
Frost and falsehood has ay a foul hinder end.Scotch.

Game is cbeaper in the market than in the fields.
True! but it is not half so sweet. That which is won by labour

and enterprize is valued far above what is bought with money.
It is not the game which is prized so much, as the exhilarating

exercise the pursuit of it has afforded. Gentility without ability is worse than plain beggary. Gentility sent to the market will not buy a peck o' meal.

Scotch. Gentry by blood is bodily gentry. Get a name to rise early and you may lie all day. Give a new servant bread and eggs, but after a year bread

and a cudgel.-Spanish. Give ne'er the wolf the wether to keep.-Scotch. Give a man luck and throw him into the sea. Give the devil his due. Give a child his will, and a whelp his fill, and neither will

thrive.
Give a dog an ill name and he'll soon be hanged.-Scotch.
Give bim but rope enough and he'll hang himself.
Good counsel has no price.--Italian.
God deliver me from a man of one book.

Spanish.-Dios me libre de hombre de un libro.
That is, from a person who has studied only one subject, and is

constantly referring to it, to the fatigue of his auditors. Go neither to a wedding nor a christening without invita

tion.-Spanish. Good harvests make men prodigal, bad ones provident. Good riding at two anchors, for if one breaks the other may

hold. Good wine needs no bush. God sends meat and the devil sends cooks.

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