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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Unfortunate, Unlucky
 
By land or water the wind is ever in my face.  1
Even to smile at the unfortunate is to do an injury.  Publius Syrus.  2
He falls on his back and breaks his nose.  French.  3
He is a horse with four white feet; i.e., he is unlucky.  French.  4
He was born upon St. Galpert’s night three days before luck.  Dutch.  5
If I went to sea I should find it dry.  Italian.  6
If I were to trade in winding sheets no one would die.  Arabian.  7
If my father had made me a hatter men would have been born without heads.  Irish.  8
It avails little to the unfortunate to be brave.  Spanish.  9
More unlucky than a dog in church.  10
The unfortunate are counted fools.  11
The unfortunate know who are their real friends.  Italian.  12
Were I a hatter men would come into the world without heads.  German.  13
Who can help misluck?  14
What is worse than ill luck?  15
 
 
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