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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
England, Englishman
A right Englishman knows not when a thing is well.  1
England is the paradise of woman, the hell of horses and the purgatory of servants.  2
Every Englishman’s house is his castle.  3
He that would England win
Must with Ireland first begin.
Saxon industry and Norman manners will never agree.  Benjamin Disraeli.  5
The English never value anything until they lose it. (Talleyrand made this remark in regard to the colonies of that country.)  6
The Englishman weeps, the Irishman sleeps, but the Scotsman goes until he gets it.  7
The Italianized Englishman is a devil incarnate.  Italian.  8
When two Englishmen meet, their first talk is of the weather.  Dr. Johnson.  9

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