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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Prison
 
A prison is a house of care, a place where none can thrive;
A touchstone true to try a friend, a grave for one alive.
Sometimes a place of right, sometimes a place of wrong,
Sometimes a place of rogues and thieves and honest men among.  Inscription on Edinburgh old Tolbooth.
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It is better to make conditions in the bush than in prison.  Danish.  2
 
 
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