hurry no man’s cattle

1822 SCOTT Pirate I. ix. ‘A’ in gude time,’ replied the jagger [pedlar]; ‘hurry no man’s cattle.’

1907 W. C. HAZLITT English Proverbs & Proverbial Phrases 236 Hurry no man’s cattle; you may come to have a donkey of your own. Sometimes said to an impatient child.

1932 J. S. FLETCHER Murder of Ninth Baronet xxi. I knew that in due time he would tell me the result of these mental exercises; in the meantime I stood by the old adage—hurry no man’s cattle.


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