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Where God hath his church the devil will have his chapel.
French.-Chacun joue au roi despouille.
gether.-Gaelic. Where a man is not known wben he speaks, he is not be
lieved.-Italian. Where men are well used they'll frequent there. While there's life there's hope. While the grass grows the steed starves.-Italian. Who so deaf as they that will not hear. Who goes to the wars eats ill, drinks worse, and sleeps on the
ground.--Italian. Who has land, has war.
French.Qui terre a, guerre a.. Who wishes to burn the house of liis neighbour ought to
think of his own.-Italian. Who looks not before finds himself behind. Who robs a scholar, robs the public.-Spanish. It is a horrid sin to rob a scholar; a thousand times worse than sa
crilege. They have seldom much to be robbed of, and to take from them the little they have is cruelty beyond endurance. Besides, literary men are strictly the servants of the public, who live by contributing to its amusement and instruction. Hence the proverb; for he who robs a scholar of his money, or the implements of his trade, “ robs the public,” by depriving it of the
means by which it may be accommodated. Who hunts two hares, leaves one and loses the other.-Ital. Who can help sickness ? quoth the drunken wife, when she
fell into the gutter. With cost, good pottage may be made out of the leg of a joint
stool. Wishes never can fill a sack.
Who shall hang the bell about the cat's neck.
Ital.--Appicior chi vuol' il sonaglio alla gatta.
the fable of the mice, who held a consultation on the best means
ng a bell about her neck. But the next question was, who would do it? and hence the proverb. Kelly relates, that the nobility of Scotland entered into a conspiracy against one Spence, the favourite of James III. It was proposed to go in a body to Stirling, to take Spence and hang him, and then to offer their service to the King as his natural counsellors. The Lord Gray says, “ It is well said, but who will bell the cat ?" The Earl of Angus answered, “I will bell the cat ;" which he effected, and
was ever afterwards called “ Archibald Bell Cat.” Who shall keep the keepers ? Who hath aching teeth hath ill tenants. Who loses his due gets no thanks. Who has not a good tongie ought to have good hands. Who dangles after the great is the last at table, and the first
at blows.-Itul. Who are you for ? I am for him whom I get most by. An appropriate motto for the independent electors of Gatton, Ap
pleby, Old Sarum, and a score more rotten boroughs.
ably; leaving the Latin to the church and the doctors.
Words are but wind, but seeing is believing. • Write with the learned, but speak with the vulgar.
Words from the mouth only die in the ears, but words pro
ceeding from the heart stay there.-Italian.
You may dance on the ropes without reading Euclid.
phitheatre, or Sadler's Wells. He will there see philosophy re-
while the other is mere theory.
habits.-Spanish. * He is always too much upon his guard.
“ Calmness is great advantage; he that lets
Another chafe, may warm him at the fire,
You'll never be mad, you are of so many minds.
must be on the side of the male in family alliances. But this is all exploded vanity; since science teaches that human blood is of
the same colour, in males and females, the noble and the peasant. You may be a wise man, and yet not know how to make a
watch. You saw out your tree before you cut it down. You have always a ready mouth for a ripe cherry. You can never make a good shaft of a pig's tail. You sift night and day and get nothing but bran. Young cocks love no coops. You give notable counsel, but he is a fool that takes it. You must ask your neighbour if you shall live in peace. You will find it out when you want to fry the eggs.--Spanish. The proverb has its origin from a thief, who, having stolen a fry
ing-pan, was met by the master of the house as he was going o who asked him his business there; he answered, “ You will know when you go to fry the eggs." It is applicable to cases
where we only discover the value of a thing when it is wanted. You come a day after the fair.-Scotch. You cannot tell a pie-bald horse till you see him.-Gaelic. You cannot have more of the cat than the skin. You cannot fair weel, but you cry roast meat.-Scotch. Young men think old men fools, and old men know young
men to be so. You cannot catch old birds with chaff.
Lat.-Annosa vulpes non capitur laqueo,
RELIGION, VIRTUE, AND LEARNING.
A CHASTE eye exiles licentious looks.
nor prosperity wise.
Amicus certus, in re incerta cernitur.--Cic. ex Ennio. An atheist is got one point beyond the devil. Argument seldom convinces any one contrary to his inclina
tions. A madman and a fool are no witnesses. A lie has no legs, but a slander has wings. A liar is a bravo towards God, and a coward towards men. A wise man is a great wonder. A promise against law or duty is void in its own nature. An ape may chance to sit amongst the doctors. A little wind kindles a great fire, a great one blows it out. To this, Rochefoucault likens the effects of absence on lovers. He
says, absence extinguishes a feeble passion, but blows a strong
one into a flame. . A careless watch invites a vigilant foe. A wise man may look like a fool in fool's company. A debauched son of a noble family is a foul stream from a
clear fountain. A mere scholar at court is an ass among asses. Away goes the devil when he finds the door shut against him. All vice infatuates and corrupts the judgment.