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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
Every back hath its pack.  London Truth.  1
Every bean hath its black.  2
Every block will not make a Mercury.  3
Every gap hath its bush.  4
Every glowworm is not a fire.  Italian, German.  5
Every herring must hang by its own gill.  6
Every hill has its valley.  Italian.  7
Every horse thinks his own pack heaviest.  8
Every Jack must have his Jill.  9
Every light has its shadow.  10
Every light is not the sun.  11
Every man has equal strength to sail.  12
Every man has his liking.  Danish.  13
Every man is not bred at a varsity (university).  Fielding.  14
Every man to his taste.  French.  15
Every “maybe” hath a “maybe not.”  16
Every medal has its reverse.  French, Italian.  17
Every monster hath its multitudes.  18
Every mote doth not blind a man.  19
“Every one as she likes,” as the old woman said when she kissed the cow.  20
Every one hath a penny for a new ale-house.  21
Every one his own is but fair.  French.  22
Every one is emperor in his own ground.  German.  23
Every one’s censure is first moulded in his own nature.  24
Every one must row with the oars he has.  25
Every one speaks as he is.  26
Every one speaks of the feast (or the fair) as he finds it.  Spanish, Portuguese.  27
Every one stretches his legs according to the length of his coverlet.  Spanish, Portuguese.  28
Every one takes his flogging in his own way.  29
Every one to his equal.  Portuguese.  30
Every one to his own calling and the ox to the plough.  Italian.  31
Every one tries to cross the fence where it is lowest.  Danish.  32
Every opinion has its answer.  Modern Greek.  33
Every plummet is not for every sound.  34
Every pomegranate has its rotten pip.  Latin.  35
Every procession must end.  Benjamin Disraeli.  36
Every reed will not make a pipe.  37
Every rumor is believed when directed against the unfortunate.  Publius Syrus.  38
Every scale has its counterpoise.  39
Every shop has its trick.  Italian.  40
Every slip is not a fall.  41
Every sore-eyed person is an occulist.  42
Every sprat now-a-days calls itself a herring.  43
Everything does not fall that totters.  French.  44
Everything has an end except a sausage which has two.  Danish.  45
Everything has its price as the old woman said when she sold the rotten apples.  German.  46
Everything has two sides.  Dutch.  47
Everything is good for something.  Italian.  48
Everything is good in its season.  Italian.  49
Everything is good in its way.  Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine.  50
Everything is the worse for wearing.  51
Everything may be except a ditch without a bank.  52
Everything may be repaired except the neckbone.  Italian.  53
Everything passes, everything breaks, everything wearies.  French.  54
Everything would be well were there not a but.  German.  55
Every tub must stand on its own bottom.  Danish.  56
Every vine must have its stake.  Italian.  57
Every tub smells of the wine it holds.  58

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