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THE TONGUE

• r ' «»■ ■„"■■ _■ " The boneless tongue, so smell and weak, Oau orash and kill," declared the Greek* " The tongue destroys a greater horde," The Turk asserts, '• than, does the .-.. aword: w - ■ ■■<■ \- •- -^ * !! : »» The Persian proverb wisely talth, " A lengthy tongue— in early death." Or sometimes take* th'a f orm liiitead, "Don't Jet yoor tongue 'eat off joa ; bead,». !: ,;...,.,, . -Ji ... .. i \ ion^ae can ipoak • wpr4 whoa* Styi the Ohlneae { "ontitrlpatheitea^L' While Arab lagoi thla Impart; (l The tongne'i great' itdte^hdatß If the ■heark,'? * • ' '' : '■ \[ "" Frdrn Hebrew wit the mailm s^tqnfr, ♦ ' Though feet should ahoald slip, ne'e' let the tongue/ The stored writer erowna the whole, " Who keeps his tongue doth keep bla soul." ' • Phjup B. Stbohcj. -^♦ f New Tork Mull B^prpM, 1 '

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THE TONGUE, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2051, 31 January 1889

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THE TONGUE Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2051, 31 January 1889

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