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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Incongruity
 
A velvet saddle does not fit on the back of an ass.  Hungarian.  1
It is much like a blacksmith with a white silk apron.  2
It looks as well as a diamond necklace about a sow’s neck.  3
The pack-saddle has been put on the ox.  Cicero.  4
Ye drive the plough before the owsen.  5
 
 
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