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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Sparrow
 
A sparrow is a little bird yet it has liver and gall all complete.  Chinese.  1
A sparrow suffers as much when it breaks its leg as does a Flanders’ horse.  Danish.  2
Auld sparrows are ill to tame.  3
Every sparrow to its ear of wheat.  4
How can sparrows expect to be admitted into the society of peacocks?  Hans Andersen.  5
Sparrows fight for corn which is none of their own.  6
Sparrows should not dance with cranes, their legs are too short.  Danish.  7
The sparrow builds in the martin’s nest.  8
 
 
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