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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Hawk
 
A goshawk beats not a bunting.  German.  1
He knows not a hawk from a handsaw (ancient name for heron).  2
He who has no falcon must hunt with owls.  Danish.  3
High flying hawks are fit for princes.  4
It is hard to lure hawks with empty hands.  Danish.  5
It is not every man that can carry a falcon on his hand.  Danish.  6
Pheasants are fools if they invite the hawk to dinner.  7
The falcon flies high but not above the sun.  German.  8
The first point of hawking is, hold fast.  9
The hooded falcon cannot strike the quarry.  10
Though the heron flies high the falcon kills it.  Portuguese.  11
We hate the hawk because he ever lives in battle.  Ovid.  12
When one stuffs the head of the falcon too much it will not hunt.  German.  13
 
 
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