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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Nurse
 
Nurse, you are mistress whilst the child sucks, and after that nothing.  1
One year a nurse and seven years the worse.  2
The nurse is valued till the child is done sucking.  3
The nurse’s tongue is privileged to talk.  4
Whilst the nurse suckles we love her, when she is of no further use she is forgotten.  Spanish.  5
 
 
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