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Give the Devil his Due

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Though bad, I allow, yet not so bad as you make him out. Do not lay more to the charge of a person than he deserves. The French say, “Il ne faut pas faire le diable plus noir quʹil nʹest.” The Italians have the same proverb, “Non bisognà fare il diablo piu nero che non è.”

The devil is not so black as he is painted. Every black has its white, as well as every sweet its sour.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Girdle (St. Colman’s)
Girdle of Venus
Girl
Girondists (g soft)
Girouette
Gis (g soft)
Gitanos
Give and Take (policy)
Give it Him (To)
Give the Boys a Holiday
Give the Devil his Due
Gizzard
Gjallar
Glacis
Gladsheim [Home of joy]
Gladstone Bag (A)
Glamorgan
Glasgow Arms
Glasgow Magistrate (A)
Glass
Glass Breaker (A)