|Robert Christy, comp. Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages. 1887.|
|Close sits my shirt but closer my skin.|| 1|
|He that has more smocks than shirts in a bucking,|
Had need be a man of good forelooking. Chaucer.
|He that has no shirt wishes every day for ten yards of cloth. Turkish.|| 3|
|My shirt is nearer than my cloak. Dutch.|| 4|
|Near is my shirt but nearer is my skin.|| 5|
|The shirt is nearer than the doublet. Italian, Spanish, Danish.|| 6|