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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Donkey
 
He that is a donkey and believes himself a deer finds out his mistake at the leaping of the ditch.  Italian.  1
If you cannot drive an ox drive a donkey.  2
My donkey is dead; let no more grass grow.  Modern Greek.  3
The donkey dies on the mountain, his loss comes home.  Turkish.  4
The horse and the mule kick each other; between the two the donkey dies.  Turkish.  5
There is no making a donkey drink against his will.  Italian, Dutch.  6
 
 
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