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" When the devil was sick, the devil a monk would be, When the devil was well, the devil a monk was he. "
A Tour Through Holland, Along the Right and Left Banks of the Rhine, to the ... - Side 231
af Sir John Carr - 1807 - 301 sider
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Secular Annotations on Scripture Texts

Francis Jacox - 1870 - 550 sider
...the unabashed convalescent. " Ye ken, Elshie, for they say ye are weel acquent wi' the gentleman, " ' When the devil was sick, the devil a monk would be...When the devil was well, the devil a monk was he.'" For it is not every vow taken in a panic, to become a monk it spared, that is kept as Luther's was...
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Secular annotations on Scripture texts, Bind 1

Francis Jacox - 1870 - 432 sider
...the unabashed convalescent. "Ye ken, Elshie, for they say ye are weel acquent wi' the gentleman, " ' When the devil was sick, the devil a monk would be...When the devil was well, the devil a monk was he.'" For it is not every vow taken in a panic, to become a monk if spared, that is kept as Luther's was—"...
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The Chicago Medical Journal, Bind 27

1870 - 790 sider
...and peril do we not all become so very good ? as explained so racily in that old well-known couplet : "When the devil was sick, the devil a monk would be,...When the devil was well, the devil a monk was he." He places the limit of turning at 3.25" to 3.75" conjugate diameter, when at the latter point it comes...
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Lectures to Working Men

Hugh Stowell Brown - 1870 - 310 sider
...know very well these promises will come to nothing. The Devil's poor are like their master, for— " When the Devil was sick, the Devil a monk would be ; When the Devil got well, the devil a monk was he." Setting one of the Devil's poor on his feet is very much like setting...
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Little Pussy Willow

Harriet Beecher Stowe - 1871 - 218 sider
...of this sort before now. When patients are first up from a sickness, how prudent they mean to be! ' When the Devil was sick, the Devil a monk would be : When the Devil got well, the devil a monk was he.' ' Thank you, Doctor,' said Miss Emily ; ' but I think that poetry...
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'She and I'.

John Conroy Hutcheson - 1873 - 334 sider
...believe that! Can the leopard change his spots ?" — and so on ; or else, kindly hint, that, — " when the devil was sick, the devil a monk would be : when the devil got well, the devil a monk was he." — Oh yes, I had little doubt what their charitable judgment would...
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Robinson Crusoe's Money: Or, The Remarkable Financial Fortunes and ...

David Ames Wells - 1876 - 152 sider
...advocated under pretense of extreme solicitude for the wants of trade. They remembered the old couplet : " When the devil was sick, the devil a monk would be ; When the devil got well, the devil a monk was he;"* and thereafter designated the opponents of paying the bluebacks,...
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The Handy Volume "Waverly" ...: A legend of Montrose, &c

Walter Scott - 1877 - 452 sider
...unabashed convalescent. " Ye ken, Elshie, for they say ye are weel acquent wi' the gentleman — ' When the devil was sick, the devil a monk would be. When the devil was wll, the devil a monk was he.' " 307 xa " Thou say'st true," said the Solitary ; "as well divide a...
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Good Words, Bind 19

1878 - 926 sider
...John " — gave orders that he should be buried in the habit of a monk. What if he had recovered ? " When the devil was sick, the devil a monk would be ; When the devil got well, the devil a monk was he." In 1492, Richard Billesden was, according to the instructions in...
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Eighteen Months on a Greenland Whaler

Joseph P. Faulkner - 1878 - 334 sider
...preservation through " a sea of troubles." But I fear we illustrated but the truth of the saying : " When the devil was sick the devil a monk would be ; When the devil got well the devil a monk was he." Then the sun appeared sucking up the mist as for his morning potations...
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