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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Handsome
 
A handsome shoe often pinches the foot.  French.  1
Handsome apples are sometimes sour.  German, Dutch.  2
Handsome is not what is handsome but what pleases.  Italian.  3
Handsome is that handsome does.  Goldsmith.  4
Handsome women generally fall to the lot of ugly men.  Italian.  5
Handsomely asked, handsomely refused.  French.  6
It is a great plague to be too handsome a man.  Plautus.  7
Neither handsome enough to kill, nor ugly enough to frighten.  Spanish, Portuguese.  8
The handsomest flower is not the sweetest.  9
The handsomest rose loses its fragrance.  German.  10
The handsomest snuffs the candle.  German.  11
 
 
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