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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Tale
 
A good tale ill told is a bad one.  1
A good tale is not the worse for being twice told.  2
A school-boy’s tale the wonder of an hour.  Byron.  3
A tale never loses in the telling.  4
A tale twice told is cabbage twice sold.  5
An honest tale speeds best being plainly told.  Shakespeare.  6
And what so tedious as a twice-told tale.  Pope.  7
Every man’s tale is gude till anither be tauld.  8
Ha’f a tale is enough for a wise man.  9
In the fair tale is foul falsity.  10
It ought to be a good tale that is twice told.  11
Must I tell you a tale and find you ears too?  12
No sweetness in a cabbage twice boiled or in a tale twice told.  13
One tale is good until another be told.  14
Tell no tales out of school.  German.  15
The tale runs as it pleases the teller.  16
There is many a true tale told in jest.  17
What so tedious as a twice-told tale.  Homer.  18
You will tell another tale when you are tried.  19
 
 
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