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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
Bachelor, a peacock, betrothed a lion, married an ass.  Spanish.  1
A bachelor’s bed is the pleasantest.  Cicero.  2
An old bachelor is only the half of a pair of scissors.  Ben. Franklin.  3
Bachelors’ wives and maids’ children are well taught.  4
Commend a wedded life, but keep thyself a bachelor.  5
Hold your hands off other folks’ bairns till you get some of your own.  6
If you trust a man let him be a bachelor; let him be a bachelor.  George Eliot.  7
Marriage has its pains, but a bachelor’s life has no pleasures.  Woloffs.—(Africa.)  8
Praise a wife, but remain a bachelor.  Italian.  9
Who would avoid all strife, should be a bachelor.  10
Wisely I say, I am a bachelor.  Shakespeare.  11
Whoever is free from wrangling is a bachelor.  St. Jerome.  12

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