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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Begging
 
All do not beg for one saint.  Spanish.  1
Beggary is valiant.  Shakespeare.  2
Begging a courtesy is selling liberty.  3
Better beg than steal.  Dutch.  4
Better leave to my foes than beg frae my friends.  5
Better to beg than steal, but better to work than beg.  Russian.  6
Better to beg than to borrow.  7
He begs at them who borrowed at him.  8
He buys very dear who begs.  Portuguese.  9
He who beggeth for others is contriving for himself.  10
He who begs timidly courts a refusal.  Seneca.  11
He who knows how to beg may leave his money at home.  Danish.  12
I would rather buy than beg.  Latin.  13
Let them talk of me and beg of me.  Spanish.  14
Many trades begging the best.  German.  15
That costs dear which is bought with begging.  Italian.  16
The Friar who begs for God’s sake begs for two.  Spanish.  17
What is got by begging is dearly bought.  Danish.  18
Who is not ashamed to beg soon is not ashamed to steal.  German.  19
 
 
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