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 Weld or Wold.Well-beloved. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Well Begun is Half Done.
 
“The beginning is half the whole.” (Pythagoras.)   1
   French: “Heureux commencement est la moitié de l’œuvre.” “Ce n’est que le premier pas qui coûte.”   2
   Latin: “Incipe dimidium facti est cœpisse.” (Ausonius.)   3
   “Dimidium facti, qui cœpit, habet.” Horace.   4
   “Facilius est incitare currentem, quam commovere languentem.” (Cicero.)   5
 


 Weld or Wold.Well-beloved. 

 
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