when poverty comes in at the door, love flies out of the window

Similar in sentiment to 1474 CAXTON Game of Chess III. iii. Herof men saye a comyn prouerbe in englond that loue lastest as longe as the money endurith.

1631 R. BRATHWAIT English Gentlewoman vi. It hath been an old Maxime; that as pouerty goes in at one doore, loue goes out at the other.

1639 J. CLARKE Parœmio-logia Anglo-Latina 25 When povertie comes in at doores, love leapes out at win-dowes.

1790 Universal Asylum Aug. 84 I hope, ladies, none of you may ever experience, that ‘when poverty comes in at the door, love flies out at the windows’.

1894 J. LUBBOCK Use of Life iii. It is a mean proverb that, ‘When poverty comes in at the door, love flies out of the window’.

1968 J. N. LOCH Fringe of Blue 6 Edith’s family all believed that love flew out of the window when poverty came in at the door.


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