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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Pitcher
 
If the pitcher knocks against a stone, woe to the pitcher; and if the stone knocks against the pitcher, woe to the pitcher.  Spanish.  1
Little pitchers have great ears.  2
Little pitchers have long ears.  3
The pitcher does not go so often to the water but it comes home broken at last.  4
The pitcher goes often to the fountain, and once not.  Modern Greek.  5
Whether the pitcher strike the stone or the stone the pitcher, woe to the pitcher.  6
 
 
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