a good horse cannot be of a bad colour
a 1628 J. CARMICHAELL Proverbs in Scots no. 1621 There is gude horse of all hewis.
1653 I. WALTON Compleat Angler iv. It is observed by some, that there is no good horse of a bad colour.
1732 T. FULLER Gnomologia no. 1713 Good Horses can’t be of a bad Colour.
1891 J. L. KIPLING Beast & Man viii. ‘A good horse is never of a bad colour’..is wildly irreverent from the Oriental point of view.
1912 Spectator 28 Dec. 1094 Virgil..did not hold that ‘a good horse cannot be of a bad colour’; he liked bays and grays.
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