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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Miller
 
An honest miller hath a golden thumb.  1
Every miller draws the water to his own mill.  2
Like a miller, he can set to every wind.  3
Millers and bakers do not steal; men bring to them.  German.  4
Nothing bolder than a miller’s shirt, that every morning collars a thief.  French, German.  5
That miller is honest who has hair on his teeth.  German.  6
The miller is never so drunk that he forgets to take his dues.  Danish.  7
The miller ne’er got better toll than he took wi’ his own hands.  8
The miller’s hen, and the widower’s maid,
Of want need never be afraid.  German.
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We beat the sack, and mean the miller.  German.  10
When the millers are making an uproar, tie up your sacks.  Italian.  11
 
 
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