A Royal Commission is a broody hen sitting on a china egg.
A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.1877 Life and Habit, ch.8.
Be courtly ay in clething and costlyarrayit, That hurtis yow nought worth a hen; yowr husband pays for all.early 16c The Tua Mariit Wemen and the Wedo, l.268-9.
The gentleman puts me in mind of an old hen which persists in setting after her eggs are taken away.fisher ames
A Royal Commission is a broody hen sitting on a china eggmichael foot
A regular Friday audience, 90 percent feminine and 100 percent well-bred, sat stoically yesterday through thirty minutes of the most cacophonous world premiere ever heard here - the first performance anywhere of a new Violin Concerto by Arnold Schoenberg. Yesterday's piece combines the best sound effects of a hen yard at feeding time, a brisk morning in Chinatown and practice hour at a busy music conservatory. The effect on the vast majority of hearers is that of a lecture on the fourth dimension delivered in Chinese.arnold schoenberg
The sun has a right to "set" where it wants to, and so, I may add, has a hen.artemus ward
Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow. (Strauss, 1998 p. 75)Don't put all your eggs in one basket.Meaning: "Spread your risks or investments so that if one enterprise fails you will not lose everything."
A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.Samuel Butler, Life and Habit (1877), ch. 8.
Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow.Reported in Strauss, Emmanuel, Dictionary of European Proverbs (Routledge, 1998), ISBN 0415160502, p. 75.
What is so remarkable in all these theories and doctrines is their implicit monism , the claim that behind the obvious multiplicity of the world’s appearances and, even more pertinently to our context, behind the obvious plurality of man’s faculties and abilities, there must exist a oneness the old hen pan , “the all is one” either a single source or a single ruler.Hannah Arendt , in The Life of the Mind (1971), p. 70
A hen is only an egg 's way of making another egg.Samuel Butler, Life and Habit (1878) p. 134
There was an Old Man with a beard, Who said, "It is just as I feared! -- Two Owls and a hen, four Larks and a Wren, Have all built their nests in my beard.Edward Lear
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