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


Hares are not caught with drums.French, Dutch.

He is as easily caught as a hare with drums.Dutch.

In small woods may be caught large hares.Dutch.

It is a mad hare that will be caught with a tabor.

It is hard to catch hares with unwilling hounds.Dutch.

Lame hares are ill to help.

One catches the hare and another eats it.German.

Running hares do not need the spur.Italian.

The hare always returns to her form.French.

The hare draws a lion with a golden thread.Modern Greek.

The hare may pluck the dead lion by the beard.Shakespeare.

The hare starts from where it is least expected.Italian, Spanish.

The very falling of leaves frightens hares.

To catch a hare with a cart.Italian.

When we least expect it the hare darts out of the ditch.Dutch.

Where we least think there goeth the hare away.Don Quixote.

Who hunts two hares together catches neither.German.