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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Wall
 
A white wall is the fool’s paper.  French, Italian.  1
Bring your line to the wall, not the wall to your line.  2
Hard with hard makes not the stone wall.  3
It is bad to lean against a falling wall.  Danish.  4
One may see through a wall if there is a hole in it.  German.  5
The walls are the books of the poor.  Punch.  6
The walls have ears and the plain has eyes.  Modern Greek.  7
Walls have ears.  French, German, Portuguese, Dutch.  8
Walls sink and dunghills rise.  Spanish, Portuguese.  9
When a wall is cracked and lofty, its fall will be speedy.  Chinese.  10
White walls are fools’ writing-paper.  11
 
 
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