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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Brother
 
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strange city, and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.  Bible.  1
A brother’s sufferings claim a brother’s pity.  Addison.  2
A landmark is well placed between two brothers’ fields.  French.  3
Between two brothers two witnesses and a notary.  4
He has made a younger brother of him.  5
Own brothers keep careful accounts.  Chinese.  6
The brother had rather see the sister rich than make her so.  7
The wrath of brothers is fierce and devilish.  8
The wrath of brothers is the wrath of devils.  Spanish, Portuguese.  9
The younger brother hath the more wit.  10
The younger brother is the ancient gentleman.  11
The younger brother, the better gentleman.  12
Though they are brothers their pockets are not sisters.  Turkish.  13
Three brothers, three castles.  French, Italian, Portuguese.  14
Two brothers are one trunk; they should mutually support each other.  Modern Greek.  15
He that obliges me in a strange country maketh himself my brother.  Turkish Spy.  16
 
 
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