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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Clerk
 
The clerk wishes the priest to have a fat dish.  Gaelic.  1
The clock goes as it pleases the clerk.  2
When it pours upon the parson it drops upon the clerk.  Danish.  3
When the curate licks the knife, it must be bad for the clerk.  Spanish.  4
 
 
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