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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
Let bell’d wethers brak the snow.  1
Let “by-gones” be “by-gones.”  2
Let each man have according to his deserts.  Cicero.  3
Let every bird sing its own note.  Danish.  4
Let every fox take care of its own tail.  Italian.  5
Let every herring hang by its own gills.  6
Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.  7
Let every man skin his own skunk.  8
Let every one carry his own sack to the mill.  German.  9
Let every one keep off the flies with his own tail.  Italian.  10
Let every one look to himself and no one will be lost.  Dutch.  11
Let every pedler carry his own burden.  12
Let every sheep hang by its own shank.  13
Let him alone with a saint’s bell and give him rope enough.  14
Let him be wretched who thinks himself so.  Don Quixote.  15
Let him eat the tough morsel who eat the tender.  Portuguese.  16
Let him not complain of being cheated who buys cloth by the pattern.  Spanish.  17
Let him play the instrument who knows how.  Spanish.  18
Let him play the second fiddle who can play the first.  19
Let him stay at the oar who has learnt to row.  Danish.  20
Let him who has a glass cull not take to stone throwing.  Italian.  21
Let him that itches scratch himself.  French, German.  22
Let him that does not know you buy you.  Spanish.  23
Let lie what is too heavy to lift.  Dutch.  24
Let me get over the lake and I have no fear of the brook.  Dutch.  25
Let me skim the water with one oar and with the other touch the mud. (Go not out of my depth.)  Latin.  26
Let no man anticipate uncertain profits.  Dr. Johnson.  27
Let no man squander against his inclination.  Dr. Johnson.  28
Let not the mouse-trap smell of blood.  29
Let not thy right hand know what thy left hand doeth.  30
Let not thy expenditure exceed thy income.  Plautus.  31
Let nothing vile come into the temple.  Latin.  32
Let the galled jade wince, our withers are unwrung.  Shakespeare.  33
Let the grafts be very good or the knife be where it stood.  34
Let the hoofs go with the hide.  35
Let the horns go with the hide.  36
Let the morn come and the meat with it.  37
Let the plough stand to catch a mouse.  38
Let the shirt next your skin know not what’s within.  French.  39
Let there be food in the pigeon house and the pigeons will come to it.  Spanish.  40
Let there be writing before you pay, and receipt before you write.  Spanish.  41
Let things go on as they are going.  German Endaemonisen.  42
Let us return to our muttons. (Resume the subject of discourse.)  43
Let your letter stay for the post and not the post for the letter. (Be always beforehand with your business.)  44

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