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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Rocket
 
Goes up like a rocket, comes down like a stick.  1
The final event to himself (Mr. Burke) has been, that as he rose like a rocket he fell like a stick.  Thomas Paine.  2
 
 
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