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Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child

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Solomon (Prov. xiii. 24) says: “He that spareth the rod hateth his son;” but Samuel Butler, in his Hudibras (pt. ii. canto 1, line 843), says:

Love is a boy, by poets styled,

Then spare the rod, and spoil the child.”

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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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Spanker (A)
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Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child
Sparkling Heat
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