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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Barber
 
He is a sorry barber that has but one comb.  Italian.  1
Neither a dumb barber nor a deaf singer.  Portuguese.  2
On a fool’s beard the barber learns to shave.  French, Italian.  3
One barber shaves another.  French.  4
One barber shaves not so close but another finds work.  5
Softly, barber, the water scalds.  Italian.  6
The bad barber leaves neither hair nor skin.  Spanish.  7
The barber learns to shave on the orphan’s face.  Arabian.  8
There is no beard so well shaven but another barber will find something more to shave from it.  Italian.  9
 
 
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