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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Daughter
 
A daughter is an embarrassing and ticklish possession.  Menander.  1
A daughter married is a daughter alienated.  Spanish.  2
A house filled with daughters is a cellar full of sour beer.  Dutch.  3
Alas! another daughter is born to you.  Spanish.  4
As the mother so the daughter.  German.  5
Between promising and performing a man may marry his daughter.  6
Daughters and dead fish are no keeping wares.  7
Daughters are easy to rear but hard to marry.  German.  8
Daughters are brittle ware.  9
Daughters can never take too much care of their fathers.  Plautus.  10
Daughters may be seen but not heard.  Dutch.  11
Dominies come for your wine and officers for your daughters.  12
He who has daughters is always a shepherd.  Spanish.  13
He who has daughters to marry let him give them silk to spin.  Spanish.  14
If thy daughter be marriageable, set thy servant free and give her to him in marriage.  15
It is harder to marry a daughter well than to bring her up well.  16
Judge of the daughter by the mother.  Latin.  17
My son is my son, till he hath got him a wife,
But my daughter’s my daughter all the days of her life.
  18
One daughter helps to marry the other.  Italian.  19
Three daughters and a mother, four devils for the father.  Spanish.  20
Three dear years will raise a baker’s daughter to a portion.  21
When a good offer comes for your daughter don’t wait till her father returns from market.  Spanish.  22
Whoever does not beat his daughters, will one day strike his knees in vain.  Turkish.  23
Would you know your daughter see her in company.  24
 
 
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