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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Estate
 
An estate inherited is the less valued.  Portuguese.  1
Estates are landscapes gazed upon awhile,
Then advertised and auctioneered away.  Cowper.
  2
He has a good estate but that the right owner keeps it from him. (Ironically spoken.)  3
He that gets an estate will probably never spend it.  4
He who walks daily over his estate finds a coin each time.  Hebrew.  5
It is a hard thing to have a great estate and not fall in love with it.  6
It is good to be near of kin to an estate.  7
Many would have been worse, if their estates had been better.  8
The bones of a great estate are worth the picking.  9
To the world no bug-bear is so great,
As want of figure and a small estate.  Pope.
  10
What is a great estate good for if it bring melancholy?  11
 
 
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