Robert Christy, comp. Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages. 1887.
By land or water the wind is ever in my face.
Even to smile at the unfortunate is to do an injury.Publius Syrus.
He falls on his back and breaks his nose.French.
He is a horse with four white feet; i.e., he is unlucky.French.
He was born upon St. Galpert’s night three days before luck.Dutch.
If I went to sea I should find it dry.Italian.
If I were to trade in winding sheets no one would die.Arabian.
If my father had made me a hatter men would have been born without heads.Irish.
It avails little to the unfortunate to be brave.Spanish.
More unlucky than a dog in church.
The unfortunate are counted fools.
The unfortunate know who are their real friends.Italian.
Were I a hatter men would come into the world without heads.German.
Who can help misluck?
What is worse than ill luck?