OXYMORONS

FROM AN EARTH OX TO YOU

Korean Proverb.  Life begins when you are sixty.

Teaching an old person to learn is like asking a cow to  climb a tree.(Cantonese)

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  • THE BLACK OX HAS NOT TROD ON HIS FOOT – RENAISSANCE
  • Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.
  • ITALIAN PROVERB. Moglie e buoi dei paesi tuoi  -Choose a wife and an ox from your own town
  • A lazy ox is little the better for the goad.
  • He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;  Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.      – Bible, Proverbs (ch. VII, v. 22)
  • And the plain ox, That harmless, honest, guileless animal, In what has he offended? he whose toil, Patient and ever ready, clothes the landWith all the pomp of harvest.

    James Thomson, Seasons

    The black Oxe hath not trod on his foot.
    
    Who would not let this Calf live till he had been an Oxe,
    That he might have eaten both brambles and thorns,
    And when he came to his father's years might have worn
    horns."
    "Remains concerning Britain"
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7 thoughts on “OXYMORONS”

  1. After the ox was half-skinned, he remembered he
    ought to have cut the feet off first.

    Unless a man’s arrangements are perfect before he com-
    mences an undertaking, he may find he will not
    succeed.
    PATHAN.

  2. Whoever shall find the treasure hidden in Ringmore Down
    shall plough with a golden ploughshare and yoke his oxen
    with golden cross-sticks. — R. J. King, N., I., ii. 513.

  3. The downs near Sutton, Banstead and Epsom produce
    delicate small sheep, and the rich meadows about
    Carshalton are remarkable for fattening oxen. Epsom
    was once famous for its mineral waters, and the Wells
    were greatly resorted to as a place of amusement,
    particularly by ladies of easy virtue. Ewell is a poor
    village, about a mile from Epsom, and is said to have
    harboured a number of the inferior sharpers and other
    idle retainers to the Wells, lodgings being there cheaper
    than at Epsom. — G.
    Walton-on-Thames.
    http://www.archive.org/stream/leanscollectanea01lean/leanscollectanea01lean_djvu.txt

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