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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Uncertainty
 
All between the cradle and the coffin is uncertain.  1
Between the hand and the lip the morsel may slip.  2
Between the hand and the mouth the soup is often spilt.  French, German, Spanish, Portuguese.  3
Many a slip between the cup and the lip.  4
There is many a slip ’twixt the cup and the lip.  5
’Twixt the spoon and the lip, the morsel may slip.  Danish.  6
 
 
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