Saturday, March 16, 2013

Book: A Collection of English Proverbs (Ray)

Title: A Collection of English Proverbs: Digested Into a Convenient Method for the Speedy Finding Anyone Upon Occasion; with Short Annotations. Whereunto are Added Local Proverbs with Their Explications, Old Proverbial Rhythmes, Less Known Or Exotic Proverbial Sentences, and Scottish Proverbs
Author: John Ray
Year: 1670
Pages: 296
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Description: This lovely book contains a variety of sections: Proverbial Sentences, Proverbial Observations, Proverbial Phrases, Regional Proverbs, and Scottish Proverbs.

Later edition of Ray, edited and augmented by John Belfour; 1813. 336 pages.
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You can read more about John Ray, 17th-century polymath, at Wikipedia.

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