A Dictionary of Modern Greek Proverbs: With an English Translation, Explanatory Remarks, and Philological Illustrations

T. Clark, 1831 - 144 頁


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第 48 頁 - Have with our needles created both one flower, Both on one sampler, sitting on one cushion, Both warbling of one song, both in one key ; As if our hands, our sides, voices, and minds, Had been incorporate. So we grew together, Like to a double cherry, seeming parted ; But yet a union in partition, Two lovely berries moulded on one stem ; So, with two seeming bodies, but one heart...
第 141 頁 - Je l'assistai dans l'indigence : II ne me rendit jamais rien. Mais quoiqu'il me dût tout son bien, Sans peine il souffrait ma présence. Oh ! la rare reconnaissance ! XVI. — Parodie de cinq vers de Chapelle4. Tout grand ivrogne du Marais Fait des vers que l'on ne lit guère.
第 113 頁 - Pericles delivered, nominally over the grave of those who had fallen in the first year of the Peloponnesian war, but really on the greatness of Athens, he considers that the city had a great claim on the gratitude and patriotism of her sons, on account of the abundant bodily and mental recreations she had provided for them.
第 101 頁 - When you take out and do not put in, expect to reach the bottom.
第 139 頁 - When asked what he was going to do, he replied: "I am going to storm hell ; the soldiers are beginning to eat fire already.
第 119 頁 - ... one's eye cross-legged, and tether five elephants to the pole of a dancer. (Tamil). Should the mustache of one's aunt grow we may call her uncle. (Tamil). Teeth do not wear mourning. (Trinidad Creole). Smiles and laughter may cover a breaking heart. The blind man sought for a needle in the straw-loft, and the man with a lame hand made a basket to put it in. (Modern Greek). The distinction of big and little does not apply to snakes. (Tamil). The egg made faces at the chicken. (Telugu). Applied...
第 37 頁 - The frog flew into a passion, and the pond knew nothing about it : — To insignificant men whose expressions of wrath are disregarded by their superiors.
第 10 頁 - From a bad debtor even a bag of straw is worth having. 69> Tov (ГхиХоу xa/xE tr-jvTe%wiv xal то paf&tvw (Ьагта. Make the dog your companion, but hold fast your stao'.
第 103 頁 - When they tell you, you are drunk, hold by the wall, and go on : — It is sometimes good policy to yield to public opinion,, and act as if it were just.
第 118 頁 - At a deaf man's door, it is all one whether you knock or not; — Otherwise: '2 те? яшфви гя» З-iíçctv, KTv-ra Vívraxáffta.