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He was born on a Sunday; he likes work ready done.
you would get the chicks, you must coax the hen.
EXERCISES ON LESSON XXVIII.
Explain each of the proverbs. But before you think of trying to do so, tell me the meaning of every word in it you have not had before. What is a word the sign of? What is a written or printed word the sign of? Why is it necessary to know what words mean? You cannot answer these questions? Then, before you go onwards, read the Preface. Where is the Preface to be looked for? What is a Preface ? Can there be a Preface at the end of a book ?
Nothing is done while anything remains undone.
There are calumnies against which even innocence loses courage.
Hunger looks in at the industrious man's door, but dares not enter.
Fortune can take from us only what she has given us.
The most cunning are the first caught.
of the master fattens the steed.
He that puts his sickle into another man's corn will reap vexation.
It will not do to keep, holidays before they come.
Don't snap your fingers at the dog before you are out of the village.
Never sell the bearskin until you have killed the bear.
There never was a looking-glass that told a woman she was ugly,
The only way to keep a secret is to say nothing
EXERCISES ON LESSON XXIX.
How can ill luck be good for something? What is ill luck good for? Is there really any such thing as either ill luck or good luck ? Have you read the Preface to this volume ? Then tell me in as few words as you can what the writer says. You cannot remember? I do not want his words but bis ideas? Give me the substance of what he says. You cannot ?-then read the Preface again; read it carefully; try to understand it; find
do not know the meaning of, go to your dictionary; if your dictionary does not give you the aid you need come to me. Then when you understand what the writer means, you will find it easy to give me that meaning, and to do so in your own words. Come, now, let us talk over each of the proverbs contained in the last exercise : when we have done you will understand the sense better. Against our next lesson, choose from Lesson XXIII. the proverbs you like best, and come prepared to tell me why you like them best.
Ill luck is good for something.
A handsome hostess looks ugly on your purs".
He who rides on the shoulder of a giant sees further than the giant.
The holder of the handle of the frying-pan is in danger of being burnt.
A century is not much, but never is a long while.
The hunchback is blind to his own hump, but clearly sees his brother's. The heart leads whither it
The richest man carries nothing away with him but his shroud.
He is the wisest man who does not think himself so.