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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.  Bible.  1
Bad news always comes too soon.  German.  2
Bad news has wings.  French.  3
Bad news is always true.  Spanish.  4
Bad news is the first to come.  Italian.  5
Do not fret for news, it will grow old, and you shall know it.  Spanish.  6
For evil news rides post while good news bates.  Milton.  7
Go into the country to hear what news in town.  8
Good news is rumored, bad news flies.  Spanish, Portuguese.  9
Good news sweetens the blood.  French.  10
He comes too early who brings bad news.  German.  11
He knocks boldly who brings good news.  French, Italian, Danish.  12
He was scant of news who told his father was hanged.  13
He was short of news that spoke ill of his mother.  14
Ill news are aft o’er true.  15
Ill news are swallow winged,
But good walks on crutches.  Massinger.
Ill news travels fast.  Italian.  17
It is a barber’s news.  Greek.  18
No news is good news.  French, Italian.  19
The lame post brings the surest news.  20
The sun never sets without fresh news.  African.  21
They are scarce of news that speak ill of their mother.  Ulster.  22
Though it be honest, it is never good
To bring bad news. Ill tidings tell themselves.  Shakespeare.
Too good news to be true.  24
You must go into the country to hear what news at London.  25

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