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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A foul morn may turn to a fine day.  1
A green Christmas makes a fat church-yard.  2
A right easterly wind is very unkind.  3
A misty morning may have a fine day.  4
After clouds a clear sun.  Latin.  5
After clouds clear weather.  6
An evening red and a morning gray,
Is a sign of a fair day.
Change of weather is the discourse of fools.  8
Dry overhead, happy.  9
Expect not fair weather in winter from one night’s ice.  10
Fair weather cometh out of the north.  Bible.  11
Good signs of rain don’t always he’p de young crops.  African American.  12
Hail brings frost with its tail.  13
If St. Within weep, that year the proverb says,
The weather will be foul for forty days.
If the weather is fine put on your cloak; if it rains, do as you please.  French.  15
If there be neither snow nor rain,
Then will be dear all sorts of grain.
In the wane of the moon a cloudy morning bodes a fair afternoon.  17
It never thunders but it rains.  18
Never mind the weather, so the wind don’t blow.  19
No weather is ill if the wind be still.  20
On a hot day, muffle yourself the more.  Spanish.  21
Praise a fine day at night.  German, Danish.  22
Rain comes after sunshine, and after a dark cloud, a clear sky.  Danish.  23
The dirt bird (or dirt owl) sings, we shall have rain.  24
The full moon brings fair weather.  25
’Tis pity fair weather should do any harm.  26
To a child, all weather is cold.  27
When the wind is in the east,
It’s neither good for man nor beast;
When the wind is in the south,
It’s in the rain’s mouth;
When the wind is in the west,
The weather’s at the best.

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