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  • Charley verified the adage about little pitchers, I am sure, for she heard of more sayings and doings in a day than would have come to my ears in a month.
  • He has bought two specimens of poultry, which, if there be any truth in adages, were certainly not caught with chaff, to be prepared for the spit; he has amazed and rejoiced the family by their unlooked-for production; he is himself directing the roasting of the poultry; and Mrs. Bagnet, with her wholesome brown fingers itching to prevent what she sees going wrong, sits in her gown of ceremony, an honoured guest.

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  • Remember the old adage: "It’s not how much you earn; it’s how much you save."
  • That experience is the parent of wisdom, is an adage the truth of which is recognized by the wisest as well as the simplest of mankind.
    Hamilton, Alexander  --  Federalist Papers Authored by Alexander Hamilton

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