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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Retribution
 
As they brew so let them bake.  1
As they pipe to me I will dance.  Portuguese.  2
As they sow let them reap.  3
As you begun the dance you may pay the piper.  Dutch.  4
As you brew so drink.  5
As you have ground so eat.  Modern Greek.  6
As you make your bed so you must lie on it.  7
As you salute you will be saluted.  Italian.  8
As you sow you shall reap.  9
Every one reaps as he sows.  Portuguese.  10
For it is sport to have the engineer hoist by his own petar.  Shakespeare.  11
He falls into the pit who leads another into it.  Spanish.  12
He is caught in his own snare.  Latin.  13
He is dead in his own den.  North American Indian.  14
He that makes his bed ill lies thereon.  15
He that digs a pit falls into it himself.  German.  16
He who laid a snare for me has fallen into it.  Spanish.  17
Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it may singe yourself.  Shakespeare.  18
Perfidy often recoils upon its author.  La Fontaine.  19
Subtlety set a trap and was caught itself.  20
They thought to put others in a sleeve and they are put in themselves.  21
Those who sow injustice reap hate and vengeance.  French.  22
Whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap.  New Testament.  23
You are bottled in your own jug.  North American Indian.  24
You are mired in the hole which you dug yourself.  North American Indian.  25
You gather a rod for your own back.  26
You were caught with your own chaff.  North American Indian.  27
 
 
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