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 Rolls [Chancery Lane, London].Rollrich or Rowldrich Stones, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Rolling Stone.
 
A rolling stone gathers no moss.   1
   Greek: Λiotathetaozeta kappanulambdaiotanudeltaomuεnuozeta tauo phiϕkappaozetapioiotaεiota. (Erasmus: Proverbs; Assiduitas.)   2
   Latin: Saxum volutum non obducitur musco (or Saxum volubile etc.)   3
   Planta quæ sæpius transfertm non coalescit. (Fabius.)   4
   Sæpius plantata arbor fructum profert exiguum.   5
   French: Pierre qui roule n’amasse jamais mousse.   6
   La pierre souvent remuée n’amasse pas volontiers mousse.   7
   Pierre souvent remuée n’attire pas mousse.   8
   Italian: Pietra mossa non fa muschio.   9
   “Three removes are as bad as a fire.   10
       
“I never saw an oft-removed tree,
Nor yet an oft-removed family.
That throve so well as those that settled be.”
 


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