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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Familiarity
 
A thing too much seen is little prized.  French.  1
Caress your dog and he’ll spoil your clothes.  2
If you play with puppies they will lick your face.  Efik or old Calabar. Africa.  3
Play with an ass and he will whisk his tail in your face.  Spanish, Portuguese.  4
Play with a fool at home and he will play the fool with you in the market.  5
Too much familiarity breeds contempt.  6
 
 
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