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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Hedge
 
A low hedge is easily leaped over.  1
Better shelter under an old hedge than a young furze bush.  2
Hedges have eyes and walls have ears.  3
Hedges have no eyes but they have ears.  Italian.  4
It is good sheltering under an old hedge.  5
One briar does not make a hedge.  Italian.  6
The figs on the far side of the hedge are sweeter.  Servian.  7
Where the hedge is lowest every one goes over.  Italian, German, Dutch.  8
Where the hedge is lowest, the devil leaps over.  German.  9
 
 
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