|Robert Christy, comp. Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages. 1887.|
|A full cup must be carried steadily.|| 1|
|A man should not, while drinking from one cup, look into another. Hebrew.|| 2|
|The cup finds not out its masters death. (Meaning, because it passes into others hands.) Woloffs. (Africa.)|| 3|
|When the cup is full, carry it even.|| 4|
|You drink out of an old cup; i.e., are descended from an old family. African.|| 5|
|You may silver scour a pewter-cup,|
It will be pewter still.