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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Shepherds
 
An excessive number of shepherds harms the flock.  Chinese.  1
Straying shepherd, straying sheep.  German.  2
The good shepherd shears, not flays.  Italian.  3
The more shepherds the less care.  Danish.  4
The shepherd even when he becomes a gentleman smells of the lamb.  Modern Greek.  5
When many shepherds tend the sheep,
They but so much the longer sleep.  Dutch.
  6
When the shepherd is angry with his sheep he sends them a blind guide.  7
When the shepherd strays the sheep stray.  Dutch.  8
 
 
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