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Robert Christy, comp. Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages. 1887.

England, Englishman

A right Englishman knows not when a thing is well.

England is the paradise of woman, the hell of horses and the purgatory of servants.

Every Englishman’s house is his castle.

He that would England win
Must with Ireland first begin.

Saxon industry and Norman manners will never agree.Benjamin Disraeli.

The English never value anything until they lose it. (Talleyrand made this remark in regard to the colonies of that country.)

The Englishman weeps, the Irishman sleeps, but the Scotsman goes until he gets it.

The Italianized Englishman is a devil incarnate.Italian.

When two Englishmen meet, their first talk is of the weather.Dr. Johnson.