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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:46 am 
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Can anyone tell me the full quote which includes -

"A ?????? a woman and a walnut tree
the more you beat them the better they be "

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A woman, an asse, and a walnut tree,
Bring the more fruit, the more beaten they be.
~Stefano Guazzo, Civile Conversation, bk iii, p. 39 (1574) Also considered a proverb. There are some variants.


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