Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Book: A Hand-book of Proverbs (Bohn)

Title: A Hand-book of Proverbs: Comprising an Entire Republication of Ray's Collection of English Proverbs, with His Additions from Foreign Languages, and a Complete Alphabetical Index
Author: Henry George Bohn and John Ray
Year: 1899
Pages: 583 pages
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Description: Here are the sections in the table of contents: Proverbial Sentences; Proverbs relating to Health, Diety and Physic; Husbandyr Weather and Season; Love, Wedlock and Women; Joculatory, Nugatory and Rustic; Miscellaneous; Proverbs that are Entire Sentences; Not Entire Sentences; Proverbial Similes; Proverbial Rhymes; Dr. Fuller's Worthies of England; Scottish Proverbs; British or Welsh Proverbs; Irish Proverbs; Danish Proverbs; Eastern Proverbs; Hebrew Proverbs plus index.

For more about John Ray, see this entry: Ray's A Collection of English Proverbs.

You can read more about John Ray, 17th-century polymath, at Wikipedia.

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