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 Old Age Restored to Youth.Old Lady of Threadneedle Street. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Old Dogs will not Learn New Tricks.
 
In Latin, “Senex psittacus neglgit ferlam” (An old parrot does not mind the stick). When persons are old they do not readily fall into new ways.   1
 


 Old Age Restored to Youth.Old Lady of Threadneedle Street. 

 
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