Friday, November 4, 2011
Ray: Compleat Collection of English Proverbs
A Compleat Collection of English Proverbs by J. Ray (1737)
The "proverbial sentences" are arranged alphabetically by key word, not simply by the first word of the sentence. Proverbs translated from other languages are included with the English proverbs. First come the proverbial sentences, then proverbial phrases, and then proverbial similes. There then follow Scottish proverbs, and then Hebrew proverbs (English only). In the back is a collection of English words, including local and dialect words.