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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Paymaster
 
A good paymaster does not hesitate to give good security.  Italian.  1
A good paymaster is keeper of other men’s purses.  Spanish.  2
A good paymaster may build St. Paul’s.  3
A good paymaster needs no security.  4
A good paymaster never wants workmen.  5
An ill paymaster never wants an excuse.  6
An ill receiver makes an ill paymaster.  7
An ill servant will never be a good paymaster.  8
Good paymasters need no security.  9
Great promisers, bad paymasters.  German, Dutch.  10
He who pays his debts betters his condition.  German.  11
He who pays is fairly entitled to speak his mind.  French.  12
He who pays well may borrow again.  German.  13
Of an ill paymaster get what you can though it be but a straw.  14
The worse the dun the worse the paymaster.  German.  15
 
 
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