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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
Frisian Proverbs
 
  Calf love, half love; old love, cold love.  1
  Creaking waggons are long in passing.  2
  Dutchmen must have wide breeches.  3
  Far from home is near to harm.  4
  He who will eat the nut must crack it.  5
  Langh festjen is nin brae sperjen—A long fast saves no bread.  6
  The nurse’s bread is sweeter than the mother’s cake.  7
 
 
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