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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
Every one can tame a shrew but he that hath her.  1
Govern a horse with a bit and a shrew with a stick.  Danish.  2
It will be fair weather when the shrews have dined.  3
Onions, smoke and a shrew make a good man’s eye water.  Danish.  4
The gray mare is the better horse, i.e., the wife rules the husband.  5
There are three things from which no good can be got without a beating: a walnut tree, a donkey, and a shrew.  Danish.  6
There is little peace in that house where the hen crows and the cock is mute.  Italian.  7
Three things drive a man out of doors: smoke, a leaky roof, and a shrew.  Italian.  8
In an evil hour thou bring’st her home. (You are marrying a shrew.)  Horace.  9

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