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|As this proverbe saieth, for quenchyng hot desire, Foul water as soon as fayre, |
wyl quenche hot fire. 1 592: Lyly, Mother Bombie, III iv, Yet I hope foule water will
quench hot fire as soone as faire. 1616: Jack Drum, I, in Simpson, Sch. of ...
|'They do say dirty water puts out fire just as well' (Alison G.Taylor, Simeon's Bride|
, 1995). The proverb was first recorded in 1546 in the form Foul water as soon as
fair, will quench hot fire. discretion is the better part of valor It is often wiser to ...
|1 1 As WATER quenches fire (so alms quenches sin) (Wh W60 so alms varied |
from cl000) c1568 Fulwell Like Will to ... as fair will quench hot fire (Varied from
1546 HEY.; ditto OW283a) c1589 (1594) Lyly Mother Bombie 3.4.24: Foul water
|(Roman) Each draws water to his own mill. (Irish) Even water gets staleif itstaysin |
one place.(Albanian) Far water cannot quench near fire.(Japanese) Foul water
will quench fire. (English) He knows the water best who has waded through it.
|DIRTY water will quench fire Mainly used to mean that a man's lust can be |
satisfied by any woman, however loose or ugly. 1546J. HEYWOODDialogue of
Proverbs I. V. B2 As this prouerbe saieth, for quench-yng hot desire, Foul water
|For example, when John Taylor implies that an ugly woman can still satisfy |
passion, "for foul water will quench fire as well as fair," he is literalizing the
symbolic equation between an ugly woman and foul water and between sexual
passion and ...
|1276. Water from a cess-pool is of use to a house on fire. 1263. " Foul water will |
quench fire." " Oood and quickly seldom meet." 1277. /5/r(us(5 QeutsviLiuSertGi),
i§jb& QtsaQpitietfeti. The dog has nothing to do, and yet has no time to be quiet.
|No marvel if water he lue. Lue, i. e. inclining to cold, whence comes the word |
lukewarm. Foul water will quench fire. Where the water is shallow no vessel will
ride. It's a great way to the bottom of the sea. There are more ways to the wood
|No marvel if -water be lue. Lue, i. e. inclining to cold; whence comes the word |
lukewarm. Often to the water, often to the tatter. Foul water will quench fire. Where
the water is shallow no vessel will ride. Water breeds frogs in the belly, and wine
|189 Ir-Hi .9i.˘~'>, liwfi WireAt one moment it is his will; at another it is bile to him. |
1285, 2905. ... Foul water will quench fire." Good and quickly seldom meet. ...
Will a child be born at the time expected I" One must not be in s hurry to gain the ...