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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Ape
 
An ape may chance to sit among the doctors.  1
An ape’s an ape, a varlet’s a varlet,
Though he be dressed in silk or scarlet.
  2
An ape’s an ape, though he wear a gold ring.  3
An ape is ne’er so like an ape,
As when he wears a doctor’s cape.
  4
An old ape hath an old eye.  5
An old ape never made a pretty grimace.  French.  6
As fond of it as an ape is of a ball or whip.  7
The ape claspeth her young so long that at last she killeth them.  8
The higher the ape climbs the more he shows his bald haunches.  French, German.  9
 
 
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