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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Fetters
 
Fetters even of gold are heavy.  1
Fetters of gold are still fetters, and silken cords pinch.  2
I hate fetters though they be of gold.  Portuguese.  3
Let the smith himself wear the fetters he forged.  4
No man likes his fetters though of gold.  5
’Tis folly to love fetters though they be of gold.  Latin.  6
’Tis in vain to kick after you have once put on the fetters.  7
 
 
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