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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Cup
 
A full cup must be carried steadily.  1
A man should not, while drinking from one cup, look into another.  Hebrew.  2
The cup finds not out its master’s death. (Meaning, because it passes into others’ hands.)  Woloffs. (Africa.)  3
When the cup is full, carry it even.  4
You drink out of an old cup; i.e., are descended from an old family.  African.  5
You may silver scour a pewter-cup,
It will be pewter still.
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