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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Farmer, Farming
 
A bad farmer’s hedge is full of gaps.  Gaelic.  1
Be a gentleman farmer.  Juvenal.  2
Cultivate not a barren soil.  Latin.  3
He that is manned with boys and horses with colts shall have his meat eaten and his work undone.  4
The field should be poorer than the farmer; i.e., it is useless for a man to attempt farming without capital.  5
The foot of the farmer manures the field; i.e., the care of the farmer.  Danish.  6
’Tis the farmer’s care that makes the field bear.  7
 
 
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