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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Drink
 
Drink and drouth come not always together.  1
Drink in the morning staring, then all day be sparing.  2
Drink little that ye may drink lang.  3
Drink nothing without seeing it; sign nothing without reading it.  Portuguese.  4
Drink upon salad costs the doctor a ducat,
Drink upon eggs costs him two.  German.
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Drink washes off the daub and discovers the man.  6
Drink wine and have the gout, drink none and have it too.  7
Drink wine and let the water go to the mill.  Italian.  8
Drink wine upon figs.  Spanish.  9
Drinking kindness is drunken friendship.  10
Good drink drives out bad thoughts.  Dutch.  11
Knock under the board; he must do so that will not drink his cup.  12
Of all meat in the world drink goes down the best.  13
Only what I drink is mine.  Polish Serf.  14
The first draught a man drinks ought to be for thirst, the second for nourishment, the third for pleasure, and the fourth for madness.  Anacharsis.  15
The smaller the drink the cooler the blood and the clearer the head.  16
They that drink longest live longest.  17
Thousands drink themselves to death before one dies of thirst.  German.  18
You must drink as much after an egg as after an ox.  19
 
 
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