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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
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Lambs don’t run into the mouth of the sleeping wolf.  Danish.  1
No great good comes without looking after it.  2
No pear falls into a shut mouth.  Italian.  3
Roast geese don’t come flying into the mouth.  Dutch.  4
Roast pigeons don’t fly through the air.  5
You may gape long enough ere a bird fall in your mouth.  6
 
 
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