if you want to live and thrive, let the spider run alive

1867 Notes & Queries 3rd ser. XI. 32 The proverb so often used in Kent: ‘He who would wish to thrive Must let spiders run alive.’

1903 V. S. LEAN Collectanea II. 204 He that would thrive Must let spiders live.

1957 H. P. BECK Folklore of Maine iv. If you want to live and thrive let the spider run alive.


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