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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Blow
 
A blow with a reed makes a noise but hurts not.  1
Better be convinced by words than blows.  Danish.  2
Blows are not given on conditions.  3
If you don’t succeed with one blow don’t hesitate to deliver two.  Chinese.  4
That is a blow of your own seeking.  North American Indian.  5
The blow falls more lightly when anticipated.  Latin.  6
The first blow is as good as two.  French, Italian.  7
The second blow makes the fray.  8
 
 
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