…child, Whose joy of her is overwhelm’d like mine, And bid him speak to me of patience; Measure his woe the length and breadth of mine, And let it answer every strain for strain, As thus for thus and such a grief for such, In every lineament, branch, shape, and form: If such a one will smile, and stroke his beard; Bid sorrow wag, cry ’hem’ when he should groan, Patch grief with proverbs; make misfortune drunk With candle-wasters; bring him yet to me, And I of him will gather patience.
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She is a hard worker, an early riser, and fond of quoting the proverb, "The early bird gets the worm."
It takes a village to raise a child, goes the African proverb.