Monday, September 26, 2011

Marvin: Curiosities in Proverbs

Curiosities in Proverbs by Dwight Edwards Marvin (1916)

As the full title of the book explains, this is "a collection of unusual adages, maxims, aphorisms, phrases and other popular dicta from many lands." The book is organized by proverb types, such as "rhyming proverbs" (my favorites!), "question-and-answer proverbs," etc. The book is a list of proverbs with a bit of commentary for each one - a very fun book to browse through, although the Latin examples come only with English translations - no Latin is quoted.


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