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A proverb is a remnant of the ancient philosophy preserved amidst very many destructions on account of its brevity and fitness for use.
From a work of Aristotle now lost.
Publius
Syrus.
Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages
 
Classified Subjectively and Arranged Alphabetically
 
Compiled by Robert Christy
 
The 20,500 selections in this classic reference work comprise an encyclopedic scope of English proverbs as well as translations from every major language.
 
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CONTENTS
Bibliographic Record    Preface

NEW YORK, LONDON: G. P. PUTNAM’S SONS, 1887
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Directory of 1,964 Proverb Classifications
 
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