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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
River
 
A smooth river washes away its banks.  Servian.  1
Swollen rivers subside rapidly.  Latin.  2
The course of a river is not to be altered.  Latin.  3
The greatest rivers must run into the sea.  German.  4
The river does not swell with clear water.  Italian.  5
The river which runneth with sound beareth away along with it stone and water.  Spanish Gypsy.  6
When the river makes a noise it is either dried up or much swollen.  Spanish.  7
Where the river is deepest it makes least noise.  Italian, Spanish, Portuguese.  8
You, a river, are contending with the ocean.  Latin.  9
 
 
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