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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Bell
 
A cracked bell can never be sound.  1
Bells call others to church but go not themselves.  2
Every one thinks that all the bells echo his own thoughts.  German.  3
Fear not the loss of the bells more than the loss of the steeple.  4
He is like a bell that will answer every pull.  5
If you love not the sound of bells why pull the ropes?  6
One bell serves a parish.  Italian.  7
People make the bells say what they please.  German.  8
The bell does not go to mass and yet calls every one to it.  Italian, Spanish.  9
The higher the bell is hung the shriller it sounds.  German.  10
They are like bells every one in a several note.  11
While the great bells are ringing no one hears the little ones.  Danish.  12
Who hears but one bell, hears but one sound.  French.  13
 
 
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