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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Borderers
 
Borderers are either thieves or murderers.  Italian.  1
If they come, they come not; if they come not, they come. (If the robbers on the northern border of England came not, the cattle returned to their stables, and if they came the cattle did not return.)  2
 
 
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