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24 Famous Quotes by Old Song

Old soldiers never die; They fade away!

Proverbs Quotes, by Old Song , Source: war song, popular in England (1919)

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A bitter drug oft brings relief.

Proverbs Quotes, by Old Song , Source: war song, popular in England (1919)

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A burthen cheerfully borne becomes light.

Proverbs Quotes, by Old Song , Source: war song, popular in England (1919)

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A credulous thing is love.

Proverbs Quotes, by Old Song , Source: war song, popular in England (1919)

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A gift in time of need is most acceptable.

Proverbs Quotes, by Old Song , Source: war song, popular in England (1919)

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A light breath fans the flame, a violent gust extinguishes it.

Proverbs Quotes, by Old Song , Source: war song, popular in England (1919)

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A soldier when aged is not appreciated; the love of an old man sickens.

Proverbs Quotes, by Old Song , Source: war song, popular in England (1919)

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A wealthy traveller fears an ambush, while one with empty pockets journeys on in safety.

Proverbs Quotes, by Old Song , Source: war song, popular in England (1919)

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Accursed poison lies hid beneath sweet honey.

Proverbs Quotes, by Old Song , Source: war song, popular in England (1919)

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Always keep your hook in the water: where you least expect one, the fish will be found.

Proverbs Quotes, by Old Song , Source: war song, popular in England (1919)

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An injury may prove a blessing.

Proverbs Quotes, by Old Song , Source: war song, popular in England (1919)

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Ants will not go to an empty granary, and friends will not visit us when our wealth is gone.

Proverbs Quotes, by Old Song , Source: war song, popular in England (1919)

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As the yellow gold is tried in the fire, so is sincerity tested in adversity.

Proverbs Quotes, by Old Song , Source: war song, popular in England (1919)

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Old Rose is dead, that good old man, We ne'er shall see him more; He used to wear an old blue coat All buttoned down before.

Apparel Quotes, by Old Song , Source: Old Rose (pt. I, ch. II), song referred to in Izaak Walton's "Compleat Angler"

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When this old cap was new 'Tis since two hundred years.

Apparel Quotes, by Old Song , Source: Old Rose (pt. I, ch. II), song referred to in Izaak Walton's "Compleat Angler"

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This animal is very malicious; when attacked it defends itself. [Fr., Cet animal est tres mechant; Quand on l'attaque il se defend.]

Animals Quotes, by Old Song , Source: La Menagerie, a song

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Over the hills and o'er the main, To Flanders, Portugal and Spain, Queen Anne commands and we'll obey, Over the hills and far away.

Mountains Quotes, by Old Song , Source: The Merry Companion (song 173, p. 149)

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St. George he was for England; St. Dennis was for France. Sing, "Honi soit qui mal y pense."

Royalty Quotes, by Old Song , Source: Black-letter Ballad, London, 1512

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In good King Charles's golden days When royalty no harm meant, A zealous high-churchman was I, And so I got preferment.

Royalty Quotes, by Old Song , Source: Vicar of Bray, written before 1710

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The poor man will praise it so hath he good cause, That all the year eats neither partridge not quail, But sets up his rest and makes up his feast, With a crust of brown bread and a pot of good ale.

Eating Quotes, by Old Song , Source: Old English Song, from "An Antidote Against Melancholy"

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Gluttony kills more than the sword, and is the kindler of all evils. [Lat., Gula plures occidit quam gladius, estque fomes omnium malorum.]

Eating Quotes, by Old Song , Source: Old English Song, from "An Antidote Against Melancholy"

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When Bryan O'Lynn had no shirt to put on, He took him a sheep skin to make him a' one. "With the skinny side out, and the wooly side in, 'Twill be warm and convanient," said Bryan O'Lynn.

Nonsense Quotes, by Old Song , Source: Old Irish Song

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There's a skin without and a skin within, A covering skin and a lining skin, But the skin within is the skin without Doubled and carried complete throughout.

Nonsense Quotes, by Old Song , Source: Old Irish Song

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I'd just as soon a beggar as king, And the reason I'll tell you for why; A king cannot swagger, not drink like a beggar, Nor be half so happy as I. . . . . Let the back and side go bare.

Beggary Quotes, by Old Song , Source: Old English Folk Song--Folk Songs from Somerset, by Cecil Sharpe

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