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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
Plough, Ploughing
A plough that worketh shines, but still water stinks.  Dutch.  1
An ox and an ass don’t yoke well to the same plough.  Dutch.  2
De plough pint is close kin to de meal bag.  African American.  3
Drive not too many ploughs at once; some will make foul work.  4
He that would by the plough thrive,
Himself must either hold or drive.
He who ploughs with young oxen makes crooked furrows.  German.  6
If your plough be jogging, you may have meat for your horses.  7
Ne’er put the plough afore the owsen.  8
Plough deep and you will have plenty of corn.  Spanish.  9
Plough deep while sluggards sleep,
And you will have corn to sell and keep.
Plough or not plough you must pay your rent.  Spanish.  11
Take care of your plough and your plough will take care of you.  German.  12
The plough goes not well if the ploughman hold it not.  13

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