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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Mirth
 
A merry companion is music in a journey.  1
A merry companion on the road is as good as a nag.  2
A merry fellow was never yet a sensible man.  Chesterfield.  3
A merry heart doth good like a medicine.  Bible.  4
A merry heart goes all the day.
Your sad tires in a mile—a.  Shakespeare.
  5
A merry host makes merry guests.  Dutch.  6
A merry life forgets father and mother.  French.  7
A merry old fool and a gay apish matron are domestic monsters.  8
A pennyworth of mirth is worth a pound of sorrow.  9
Against ill chances men are ever merry.  Shakespeare.  10
Always merry is seldom rich.  German.  11
As long lives the merry man,
As the wretch for a’ the craft he can.
  12
As long lives the merry heart as the sad.  13
As merry as a cricket.  14
Be always as merry as ever you can,
For no one delights in a sorrowful man.
  15
Be merry and wise.  16
Be merry but sin not.  17
Be merry if you are wise.  Martial.  18
Be merry shrovetide, for to-morrow thou wilt be ashes.  Spanish.  19
Can a jackanapes be merry with a clog at his heels?  20
Gall in mirth is an ill mixture and sometimes truth is bitter.  21
He that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.  Bible.  22
In the time of mirth take heed.  23
It is good to be merry at meat.  24
Let us be merry and wise.  Turkish Spy.  25
Merriment is the poison of friendship.  Tamil.  26
Merry meet—merry part.  27
Mirth and mischief are two things.  28
Mirth and motion prolong life.  29
Mirth cannot move a soul in agony.  30
Mirth is the medicine of life; it cures its ills and calms its strife.  31
No mirth good but with God.  32
One ounce of mirth is worth more than a thousand weight of melancholy.  33
Prepare for mirth, for mirth becomes a feast.  Shakespeare.  34
The end of mirth is the beginning of sorrow.  Dutch.  35
There is not a string attuned to mirth,
But has its chord in melancholy.  Hood.
  36
’Tis merry in hall when beards wag all.  Shakespeare.  37
 
 
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