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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
After sweet meat comes sour sauce.  1
All sweets are not wholesome.  2
Every white will have its black and every sweet its sour.  Old Song.  3
He deserves not sweet that will not taste of sour.  4
He is worthy of sweet who has tasted bitter.  Danish.  5
He who has not tasted bitter knows not what sweet is.  German.  6
He who hath bitter in his breast spits not sweet.  7
No sweet without some bitter.  8
Short and sweet.  9
Sweetmeat must have sour sauce.  Italian.  10
Sweets to the sweet.  Shakespeare.  11
That is not always sweet in the maw that is sweet in the mouth.  12
That which is bitter to endure may be sweet to remember.  13
The fly that sips treacle is lost in the sweets.  Gay.  14
There is no sweet without sour.  German.  15
What is sweet in the mouth is not always good in the stomach.  Danish.  16
Who has tasted a sour apple will have the more relish for a sweet one.  German.  17
Who hath bitter in his mouth spits not all sweet.  18

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