A Compleat Collection of English Proverbs (page 1/3)

Title: A Compleat Collection of English Proverbs

Author: Ray, John

Published by: J. Hughs

City: London

Date: 1737

Total items: 14

out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

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[picture: Chapter Heading woodcut featuring a flaming heart]
[picture: Chapter Heading Woodcut Featuring Soldiers on Horesback with Spears]
[picture: Chapter Heading Woodcut featuring Neptune and Mermaids]
[picture: Chapter head with musical instruments]
[picture: Chapter end decoration: cherubs]

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Some woodcuts from “A Compleat Collection of English Proverbs Be Your Gods” by John Ray, 1737. John Ray was a clergyman and a biologist and naturalist; he was born on the 29th day of June, 1628, and named John Wray; he changed his name to Ray when he was 42. He died in 1705.

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