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ARABIAN SAYING

HE IS LIKE A RICE PADDY, UNDER THE MUD IS WATER.

Submitter comment: COMPARING A PERSON WITH A FALSE FACADE TO A RICE PADDY, WHICH HAS A
COVERING OF MUD AND SILT OVER THE WATER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; STUDENT UNION

Keyword(s): DISSEMBLER HYPOCRITE DECEIVER PRETENDER IMPOSTER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 10-00-1967

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Proverb

"Oh! What tangled webs we weave when first we practice to deceive."

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Submission is a direct quote from Sir Walter Scott, a Scottish Novelist (1771-1832): Marmion, Canto vi, Stanza 17.

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V300, V:C880.300] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; BERKELEY

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Consequence ; Deceive ; Deception ; Lie ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Quote ; RHYME ; VERSE ; Web

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb

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