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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
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A Russian without the knout seldom does good.  German.  1
In a Russian stick three Jews.  German.  2
Let the Russian not die and he would not let thee live.  German.  3
Scratch a Russian and you’ll find a Tartar.  4
You may praise a Russian a thousand times but his eyes will still be blue. (The reverse of handsome according to the Usberg taste.)  5
 
 
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