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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Candle
 
A candle lights others and consumes itself.  1
A candle under a bushel: i.e., unrevealed merit.  Latin.  2
A good candle holder proves a good gamester.  3
A good candle snuffer may come to a good player.  4
At the foot of the candle it is dark.  Persian.  5
He that is worst may still hold the candle.  6
Never light your candle at both ends.  7
The candle does not give light to itself.  Turkish.  8
The candle that goes before gives the best light.  Dutch.  9
Neither women nor linen by candle light.  Italian.  10
The game is not worth the candle.  French.  11
You may light another candle by your own without loss.  Danish.  12
 
 
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