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Where God hath his church the devil will have his chapel.
Where nothing's to be had, the king must lose his rights.
Where love fails, we spy all faults.
Where nothing is, a little doth ease.
Where the hedge is lowest, men commonly leap over.

French.-Chacun joue au roi despouille.
Where the carcase is, there the ravens will collect to-

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.
This proverb is used in most European countries, and founded on

the fable of the mice, who held a consultation on the best means
to be apprised of the cat's coming; when it was determined to

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.
Without pains no gains.
Wit once bought is worth twice taught.
With Latin, a horse, and money, thou wilt pass through the

world. Spanish.
Let us have the two last, and we will be content to jog on comfort-

ably; leaving the Latin to the church and the doctors.
Wit is folly, unless a man hath the keeping of it.
Wine in the bottle doth not quench thirst.-Italian.
Winter finds out what summer conceals.
Without a friend the world is a wilderness.
Whoever is the fox's servant must bear up his tail.-Gaelic.
Wolves may lose their teeth but not their nature.

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.
Should any one dispute this truth, he had better go to Astley's am-

phitheatre, or Sadler's Wells. He will there see philosophy re-
duced to practice; and men who never heard of the centre of
gravity, or the laws of motion, verifying all these principles,
and, in a twenty-five feet ring, illustrating the laws which keep
the planets in their orbits. There is nothing, in fact, more sur-
prising than the feats of balancing and equestrianship we witness
in our places of public amusement; they are as interesting to
the philosopher as the clown, being founded on the most myste-
rious and important principles in nature. Take, for example,
the feat we lately saw at Astley's, in a piece called the "Flying
Shepherd." The horse was going round the circle with incredi-
ble speed, while the intrepid equestrian leaned inwards, with his
head almost touching the ground. The speed of the horse, in
this case, kept the rider in his perilous position, for had the
horse slackened his pace the equilibrium would have been de
stroyed, and the rider precipitated to the ground. He was ba-
lanced by what mathematicians call the centrifugal and centri-
petal forces, of which, I dare say, the performer had never heard
a word. It is on the same principle, we see crown-pieces, drink-
ing-glasses, and other things, balanced; the whirling motion they
give them, which astonishes the uninitiated, is the very means by
which the feat is accomplished. After all, the perfection they
attain, by mere dint of practice, without the least acquaintance
with the principles of their art, is astonishing. Their philosophy
far excels the philosophy of the closet, for it is real and practical,

while the other is mere theory.
Your main fault is, you are good for nothing.
Yielding is sometimes the best way for succeeding.Italian.
You look at what I drink and not at my thirst.-Spanish.
You are a good band to help a lame dog over a stile.
You will never be revenged of a man of cool and regular

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,
Mark all his wanderings, and enjoy his frets;
As cunning fencers suffer heat to tire."

You'll never be mad, you are of so many minds.
You cannot make velvet of a sow's ear.,
You are so cunving, you know not what weather it is when it

You could make broth, but you have no beef.
You need not get a golden pen to write upon dirt.
You have found a mare's nest, and laugh at the eggs.
You must look at the horse and not at the mare.-Spanish.
That is, for the breed. It is used to shew, that rank and blood

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,


A CHASTE eye exiles licentious looks.
Alms-giving never made any man poor, nor robbery rich,

nor prosperity wise.
A friend is never known till needed.

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.

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