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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Boy
 
A hober-de-hoy, half a man and half a boy.  1
As the boy so the man.  German.  2
Boys avoid the bees that stung ’em.  3
Boys will be boys.  4
Boys will be men.  5
De boy what thinks his father a fool will arter awhile complain of de roughness ob de fare in de penitentiary.  African American.  6
He’s an ill boy that goes like a top only while he’s whipped.  7
If you play with boys you must take boy’s play.  8
Let nothing offensive to eye or ear be seen or heard under a roof where a boy resides.  Latin.  9
Of all the plagues none can compare with climbing boys.  10
Once a man, twice a boy.  Latin.  11
One boy is better than three girls.  German.  12
School-boys are the most remarkable people in the world, they care not how little they have for their money.  13
When the boy is growing he has a wolf in his belly.  German.  14
 
 
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