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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Gallows
 
All criminals turn preachers when they are under the gallows.  Italian, Dutch.  1
Either towards the country or towards the gallows.  Turkish.  2
No armor is proof against the gallows.  3
Talk as you go, husband, to the gallows.  Spanish.  4
The gallows takes its own.  Spanish.  5
The gallows will have its own at last.  6
The gallows was made for the unlucky.  Italian, Spanish.  7
To parade the gallows before the town.  Spanish.  8
To show the gallows before they show the town.  Spanish.  9
Two can lie the third to the gallows.  German.  10
We must eat and drink though every tree were a gallows.  German, Dutch.  11
What belongs to the gallows does not drown.  Dutch.  12
When every one gets his own, you’ll get the gallows.  13
You’ll ride on a horse that was foaled of an acorn; i.e., the gallows.  14
 
 
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