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Pickwick; and the best, as everybody knows, on the infallible authority of the old adage, could do no more.
He organized his works into nine orders: (1) literature and education, (2) adages, (3) letters, (4) moral questions, (5) religious instruction, (6) the New Testament with annotations, (7) paraphrases, (8) defenses, and (9) edited letters of Jerome and other fathers.
The third essay on "Erasmus and Aldus Manutius" depicts Erasmus's sojourn in Venice in 1508 at the household of Manutius, and Erasmus's composition of the expanded edition of the Adages, the Adagiarum chiliades, Erasmus's most important contribution to classical scholarship.
42) On the other hand, Folly employs Dutch proverbs with the same validity (and sophistry) and the same purpose as classical adages -- as evidence of truth.
SALMON fishing is full of old adages, many of which hold good, but as everyone knows, there is always the exception to the rule.
Erasmus began publishing adages in 1500 in a volume of 818 proverbs with comments of a few lines each; published in Paris, it was titled Adagia Collectanea.
Could we please get our adages right before we use them to make a point?
The book's many adages, while thought provoking, would have been more accessible and possibly had more impact if they'd been made briefer and crisper.
AS many adages give us ordinary housewives some comfort in speculating their truths, I'd like to quote one adage that now appeals to me, and that is, ``variety is the spice of life'', as it appertains to housework.
Old adages often hold more wisdom than we realize and "an apple a day.
In keeping with the oral tradition of our ancestors, Steven Barboza has compiled over 100 fictional and true stories, poems, songs and adages in The African American Book of Values: Classic Moral Stories.
The new campaign, set to launch in key market locations from Times Square to Sunset Strip as well as on rural roadsides across the country starting in August, uses popular adages that alternate the word `pork' for the expected word.