I will not be posting much artwork for a while... am in the middle of completing some long-term projects...but thought I would share these interesting little tidbits I found today in a really unique old book titled "Modern Book of Thoughts" published in 1930. The book contains a lot of quotes from Shakespeare, English poets and Proverbs. One section in the book is "Familiar Phrases" which gives the origins of phrases that we still use today. I thought it was really interesting to see how old some of them actually are:
"Birds of a feather flock together" - Plato
"As busy as a bee" - Chaucer 1386
" Cherchez la femme (Find the Woman)" - Alexander Dumas
"As pleased as Punch" - Charles Dickens in "Hard Times"
" A closed mouth catches no flies" - Cervantes in "Don Quixote"
" Here's you hat, what's your hurry?" - B. Costello 1904 song title
"Swan Song" - Plato
"O.K." - archives of Sumner County in Tennessee 1796 - was a mistake for
"O.R." (Order Recorded)
"Who loves me loves my dog also" - St. Bernard 1150
"By hook or crook" - John Wycliffe 1380 - based on the custom of allowing
tenants as much timber as could be gathered with their hook (staff) and
And that completes my lesson for today!!
I also want to thank everyone who has sent me get well wishes and prayers... am on the road to recovery and I have gained much strength from my friends!
Have a great week everyone!
Artwork above from an altered mini composition book