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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Burthen
 
A burthen becomes light when well borne.  1
A burthen of one’s choice is not felt.  2
A voluntary burthen is no burden.  Italian.  3
Another man’s burden is always light.  Danish.  4
Every man thinks his own burthen the heaviest.  Seneca.  5
Every one feels his own burden heavy.  French.  6
He who carries one burden will soon carry a hundred.  French.  7
Impose not a burthen on others which thou canst bear thyself.  Labernus.  8
It is a sad burthen to carry a dead man’s child.  9
It is not the burthen but the overburthen that kills the beast.  Spanish.  10
It is other people’s burdens that kill the ass.  Don Quixote.  11
Light burdens borne far become heavy.  French, German.  12
Light burdens brak nae banes.  13
None knows the weight of another’s burthen.  14
The burthen which was thoughtlessly got must be patiently borne.  Gaelic.  15
The burden is light on the shoulder of another.  Russian.  16
The greatest burdens are not the gainfullest.  French.  17
 
 
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