|Robert Christy, comp. Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages. 1887.|
|An ape may chance to sit among the doctors.|| 1|
|An apes an ape, a varlets a varlet,|
Though he be dressed in silk or scarlet.
|An apes an ape, though he wear a gold ring.|| 3|
|An ape is neer so like an ape,|
As when he wears a doctors cape.
|An old ape hath an old eye.|| 5|
|An old ape never made a pretty grimace. French.|| 6|
|As fond of it as an ape is of a ball or whip.|| 7|
|The ape claspeth her young so long that at last she killeth them.|| 8|
|The higher the ape climbs the more he shows his bald haunches. French, German.|| 9|