Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Marvin: Antiquity of Proverbs
The Antiquity of Proverbs by Dwight Edwards Marvin (1922)
As the book's subtitle explains: "fifty familiar proverbs and folks sayings with annotation and lists of connected forms, found in all parts of the world." The proverbs are given in English, and the parallel proverbs from other languages are presented only in English translation. Each of the familiar sayings has a nice little essay about its history in the English language.