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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Frog
 
Even a frog would bite if it had teeth.  Italian.  1
Like frogs in a well. (Applied in Japan to those opposed to intercourse with foreigners.)  2
The frog cannot get out of her bog.  3
The frog does not bite because it cannot.  Italian.  4
The frog enjoys himself in water but not in hot water.  West African.  5
The frog flew into a passion and the pond knew nothing about it.  Modern Greek.  6
The frog learns his croak from himself.  German.  7
The frog will jump back into the pool,
Although it sits on a golden stool.  Dutch.
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Where the swamps are wanting, frogs are wanting.  German.  9
 
 
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