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  • England is the paradise of women, the purgatory of men, and the hell of horses.
    John Florio (c. 1553-1625), British author, translator. Silvestro, in Second Frutes, ch. 12 (1591).

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  • For proverbs are the pith, the proprieties, the proofs, the purities, the elegancies, as the commonest so the commendablest phrases of a language. To use them is a grace, to understand them a good.
    John Florio (c. 1553-1625), British author, translator. Second Frutes, preface (1591).
  • England is the paradise of women, the purgatory of men, and the hell of horses.
    John Florio (c. 1553-1625), British author, translator. Silvestro, in Second Frutes, ch. 12 (1591).

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  • A good husband makes a good wife.
    John Florio (c. 1553-1625), British author, translator. Silvestro, in Second Frutes, ch. 12 (1591). The adage is also found in Robert Burton Anatomy of Melancholy, pt. 3, sct. 3 (1621).

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