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Early American Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases

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$83.50 • £66.95 • €75.00

ISBN 9780674219816

Publication Date: 02/09/1978


624 pages

Belknap Press


In this age of computers, collections like this are to be expected, but not done by hand as this one was and not with the wit, grace, and imagination that this one has… This volume represents a staggering effort and achievement; it will not be superseded.Library Journal

The scholar who is dedicated to the study of proverbs has been provided with a magnificent research tool.Review of English Studies

Professor and Mrs. Whiting have produced a great, new work of reference, the comprehensiveness of the collection is remarkable.Notes and Queries

Professor Whiting, with the able collaboration of his wife, Helen Wescott Whiting, has given us an authoritative dictionary of mediaeval English proverbs and sentences for which we can all be grateful… Certainly this is the largest single collection of English proverbs and sentences before 1500 that I have seen and the most useful.Speculum

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