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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Goose
 
A goose drinks as much as a gander.  Danish.  1
A gosling flew over the Rhine and came home a goose.  German.  2
As deep drinketh the goose as the gander.  3
Feather by feather the goose is plucked.  4
Geese are plucked as long as they have any feathers.  Dutch.  5
He that has a goose will get a goose.  6
I too can lead the geese to water when it rains.  Italian.  7
It is a blind goose that knows not a fox from a fern bush.  8
It is a silly goose that comes to a fox’s sermon.  9
It is a sorry goose that will not baste itself.  10
“Peter, I am taking a ride,” said the goose when the fox was running into the woods with her.  Danish.  11
Shall the gosling teach the goose to swim?  12
The goose goes often into the kitchen until at last she sticks to the spit.  Dutch.  13
The goose hisses but does not bite.  Dutch.  14
The goose that has a good gander cackles loudly.  Danish.  15
The old goose plays not with foxes.  16
When one goose drinks, all drink.  German.  17
When the goose trusts the fox, then woe to her neck.  Danish.  18
Young is the goose that will not eat oats.  19
 
 
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