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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Raven
 
A raven can wish a long time before the horse die therefrom.  German.  1
Foster a raven and it will pluck out your eyes.  Spanish.  2
He that takes a raven for his guide will light on carrion.  Oriental.  3
The raven chides blackness.  4
The raven doth not hatch a lark.  Shakespeare.  5
The raven is fair when the rook is not by.  Danish.  6
The young ravens are beaked like the old.  Dutch.  7
“Thou art a bitter bird,” said the raven to the starling.  8
When the ravens cry the rain follows.  German.  9
Who doth the raven for a guide invite,
Must marvel not on carcasses to light.  Oriental.
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