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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. "
Hearings Before the Committee on Agriculture During the Second Session of ... - Página 406
por United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture - 1910
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My Quarter Century of American Politics, Volumen1

Champ Clark - 1920
...Disciples; but when he recovered he declined to be baptized, on the principle enunciated in the old couplet: When the devil was sick, the devil a monk would be; When the devil was well, the devil a monk was he. When I was fourteen years old I clerked for three or four months in a country...
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The Gold Girl

James Beardsley Hendryx - 1920 - 349 páginas
...the gray dust settling thickly upon her red dress and vivid pink sunbonnet. CHAPTER IV MONK BETHUNE " When the devil was sick, the devil a monk would be, When the devil got well, the devil a monk was he." PIPPIN LARUE chanted tipsily, as he strummed softly the strings...
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The Gold Girl

James Beardsley Hendryx - 1920 - 349 páginas
...the gray dust settling thickly upon her red dress and vivid pink sunbonnet. CHAPTER IV MONK BETHUNE " When the devil was sick, the devil a monk would be. When the deril got well, the devil a monk was he." PIPPIN LARUE chanted tipsily, as he strummed softly the strings...
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The antiquary and The black dwarf

Sir Walter Scott - 1923
...returned 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.' 'Thou say'st true,' said the Solitary; 'as well divide a wolf from his appetite...
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Convict Labor: Hearings Before the Committee on Interstate Commerce, United ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interstate Commerce - 1928 - 188 páginas
...for the sale of prison-made products. Of course, at this late hour that reminds us of the couplet: "When the devil was sick the devil a monk would be; when the devil was well the devil a monk was he." Every time something comes up that seems to put a crimp in prison labor,...
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Banking Act of 1935: Hearings Before the Committee on Banking and Currency ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency - 1935 - 882 páginas
...they will admit. And I may add a little off the record. Mr. FORD. Would not this little couplet apply: When the devil was sick, the devil a monk would be; When the devil got well, the devil a monk was he. Mr. CROWLEY. Yes. Now, I ask sincerely, if the mutual savings bank...
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Banking Act of 1935: Hearing Before ... , 74-1 on H.R. 5357, ... , February ...

United States. Congress. House. Banking and Currency Committee - 1935 - 892 páginas
...necessary. And I may add a little off the record. V Mr. FORD. Would not this little couplet apply : When the devil was sick, the devil a monk would be ; When the devil got well, the devil a monk was he. Mr. CKOWLEY. Yes. Mr. GIFFORD. That little pleasantry does not cure...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volumen101

1908
...a whole presented a solid front to every movement for their elimination.- It ii the old story: — When the devil was sick, The devil a monk would be; When the devil got well The devil a monk was he. Just now, the devil is sick; and the remedy which suggests itself...
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The Brontës: The Critical Heritage

Miriam Allott - 1974 - 475 páginas
...of illness and feebleness which his debaucheries have occasioned, thus illustrating the old proverb, When the devil was sick, the devil a monk would be, When the devil was well, the devil a monk was he. He has almost constantly by him a choice coterie of boon companions, ranging...
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The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

Joseph Twadell Shipley - 2001 - 636 páginas
...doublet, devilish. Hence the devil, on whose tempting many blame their lapses. As Rabelais declared, When the devil was sick, the devil a monk would be; When the devil was well, the devil a monk was he ! deviled eggs, like temptations, are well spiced. Thus devil's food cake:...
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