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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Nightingale
 
A nightingale was put in a golden cage—“Oh for my home,” she said.  Turkish.  1
A nightingale won’t sing in a cage.  2
Everybody thinks his own cuckoo sings better than another’s nightingale.  German.  3
He esteems the crow and nightingale alike.  Turkish.  4
It is better to hear the nightingale sing than the mouse gnaw.  Italian.  5
Nightingales can sing their own songs best.  6
The nightingale and the cuckoo sing both in one month.  7
When the crow sings the nightingale takes wing.  Modern Greek.  8
When the nightingale sings no more she’s an ugly brown bird.  9
Who cries like a raven when young, does not sing like a nightingale when old.  German.  10
 
 
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