46 Proverbs about Peas
1. The pope eats peasants, gulps gentlemen, and voids monks.
2. There is no occasion for priests to marry, while peasants have wives.
3. When the calf is stolen, the peasant mends the stall.
4. Fire will not put out fire. Anger is not appeased by anger.
5. He who hath much peas may put the more in the pot.
6. When hunger is appeased we can preach the merits of fasting.
7. Women when injured are generally not easily appeased.
8. Children pick up words, as pigeons peas, And utter them again as God shall please.
9. A peasant between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
10. A peasant will stand on the top of a hill for a very long time with his mouth open before a roast duck will fly in.
11. Be a custom good or bad, a peasant will have it continue in force.
12. Set a peasant on horseback, and he forgets both God and man.
13. When a peasant gets rich, he knows neither relations nor friends.
14. The partridge loves peas, but not those that go into the pot with it.
15. He who sows peas on the highway does not get all the pods into his barn.
16. "I am a judge of cresses," said the peasant, as he was eating hemlock.
17. It is good to be priest at Easter, child in Lent, peasant at Christmas, and foal in harvest-time.
18. The priest to his book, the peasant to his plough.
19. When thieves fall out the peasant recovers his goods.
20. An ennobled peasant does not know his own father.
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