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Barber, Edwin Atlee, 1851-1916 / Anglo-American pottery; old English china with American views, a manual for collectors
(1899)

Designs in various colors, mostly by unknown makers,   pp. 118-127


Page 127

ANGLO-AMERICAN POTTERY.
"FRANKLIN INDUSTRIES."
339. View of men reaping and plowing. Found on sugar
bowls, etc., in mulberry, etc.
MODERN REPRODUCTIONS OF FRANKLIN'S MAXIMS
AND PROVERBS.
Some of the Staffordshire manufacturers are still producing
thear imitations of the earlier Maxim and Proverb plates.
Thesc usually occur with raised alphabet borders, the central
prints being in green, brown or black. Among these are the
following:
"Sloth like rust consumes faster than labor wears; while the
used key is always bright. God helps them that help them-
selves; lost time is never found again."
"Employ time well if thou meanest to gain leisure. One to-
day is worth two to-morrows. Since thou art not sure of a
minute throw not away an hour."
"He that hata a trade hath an estate. At the workingman's
house hunger looks in, but dares not enter. Industry pays debts
while Despair increaseth them."
"Want of care does us more damage than want of knowledge.
For want of a nail the shoe was lost and for want of a shoe the
horse was lost."
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