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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
Relations (Kindred)
A bag full of flour and a purse full of money are the best relations in the world.  Romanian.  1
Curse on accounts with relations.  Spanish.  2
Dine with thy aunt, but not every day.  3
Go not every evening to your brother’s house.  4
Go to your aunt’s house but not every day.  Spanish.  5
He who abandons his poor kindred God forsakes him.  6
If my aunt had been a man, she’d have been my uncle.  7
I want more for my teeth than my relations.  Portuguese.  8
Let us have florins and we shall find cousins.  Italian.  9
Much kindred, much trouble.  French.  10
My sister’s son is a kinsman beyond dispute.  Spanish.  11
My teeth are nearer than my kindred.  Spanish.  12
No relation is poor.  Spanish.  13
Poor relations have little honor.  Danish.  14
Relations or not relations my turnips are three hundred cash per picul.  Chinese.  15
The kinsman’s ears will hear it.  16
The nearest boor is the nearest kinsman when the calf lies in the ditch.  Dutch.  17
Though my father-in-law is a good man, I do not like a dog with a bell.  18
With a relation eat and drink, but transact no business with him.  Modern Greek.  19

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