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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Housewife
 
Across-grained woman and a snappish dog take care of the house.  Danish.  1
Good housewifery trieth to rise with the cock.
Ill housewifery lieth till nine of the clock.  Tusser.
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The fingers of the housewife does more than a yoke of oxen.  German.  3
The foot on the cradle and hand on the distaff is the sign of a good housewife.  4
The ugliest is the best housewife.  German.  5
There is but an hour in the day between a good house and a wife.  6
When the housewife dies, eggs and milk are wasted.  German.  7
 
 
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