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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A lord of straw devours a vassal of steel.  French.  1
A lord without land is like a cask without wine.  Danish.  2
A lord without riches is like a soldier without arms—very ridiculous.  Turkish Spy.  3
A lordly taste makes a beggar’s purse.  4
A lord’s heart and a beggar’s purse agree not.  5
A man is not a lord because he feeds on fine dishes.  Danish.  6
An insolent lord is no gentleman.  7
As drunk as a lord.  8
Generous lords had rather give than pay.  Young.  9
Great lords have long hands but they do not reach to heaven.  Danish.  10
Great lords will have much and poor folk can give but little.  Danish.  11
One lordship is worth all his manners.  12
The lord will not fail to come though he may not come on horseback.  Danish.  13
There is no accord where every man would be a lord.  14
To every lord, every honor.  French.  15

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