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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

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