The finest edge is made with the blunt whetstone.
John Lyly (1554 - 1606)
Source: Euphues, 1579 (Arber's reprint), Page 47.
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Maydens, be they never so foolyshe, yet beeing fayre they are commonly fortunate.
Source: Euphues and his England, page 279.
Marriages are made in heaven and consummated on Earth.
All men [are] of one metal, but not in one mold.
In misery it is great comfort to have a companion.
Source: Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit (1579)
Night has a thousand eyes.
As lyke as one pease is to another.
Source: Euphues, 1579, Page 215.
Beauty - a deceitful bait with a deadly hook.
It is a blind goose that cometh to the fox's sermon.
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