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When apes climb high, they show their naked rumps.

When bale is hext, boot is next.

When cats are mousing they don't mew.

When every one sees that you are a pig, why don't you go into the sty?

When flies swarm in March, sheep come to their death.

When fools go to market, pedlars make money.

When gnats swarm in January, the peasant becomes a beggar.

When had comes, have is too late.

When industry goes out of the door, poverty comes in at the window.

When it is God's will to plague a man, a mouse can bite him to death.

When many shepherds tend the sheep, they but so much the longer sleep.

When misery is highest help is nighest.

When nought comes to aught, it does not know itself.

When one sheep is over the dam, the rest follow.

When prosperity smiles, beware of its guiles.

When the ass is too happy he begins dancing on the ice.

When the calf is drowned they cover the well.

When the cat sleeps, the mice play.

When the cat's away, it is jubilee with the mice.

When the cook and the steward fall out we hear who stole the butter.

When the devil gets into the church he seats himself on the altar.

When the dog is down, every one is ready to bite him.

When the head is sick the whole body is sick.

When the husband earns well the wife spins well.

When the mouse has had its fill, the meal turns bitter.