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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Villain
 
Anoint a villain and he will prick you; prick a villain and he will anoint you.  French.  1
At an ambuscade of villains a man does better with his feet than with his hands.  Spanish.  2
No villain like the conscientious villain.  3
The villain’s censure is extorted praise.  Pope.  4
The stains that villany leaves behind no time will wash away.  Fielding.  5
Where villany goes before, vengeance follows after.  6
 
 
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