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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A short reckoning makes long friendship.  Italian.  1
Always count the cost.  2
Don’t reckon your eggs before they are laid.  Italian.  3
Don’t reckon without your host.  German.  4
He that reckoneth before his host must reckon again.  5
I may go over my reckoning but not over my time.  Dutch.  6
Merry is the feast-making until we come to the reckoning.  7
Misreckoning is no payment.  8
Old reckonings breed new disputes.  French, Italian, Spanish.  9
Reckon not your chickens before they are hatched.  10
Short reckonings make long friends.  French, German, Portuguese, Dutch.  11
The fairer the hostess the fouler the reckoning.  12
The fairer the hostess the heavier the reckoning.  German.  13
Who can reckon well will not become poor.  German.  14
Who reckons without his host must reckon again.  Dutch.  15
Wine and roast? Yes, yes! Count and bill! Woe, woe!  Turkish.  16

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