winter never rots in the sky

winter never rots in the sky

1621 J. HALL Contemplations XIII in Recollections 32 God..chooses out a fit season for the execution; As we vse to say of winter, the iudgements of God doe neuer rot in the skie, but shall fall (if late, yet) surely.

1670 J. RAY English Proverbs 42 Winter never rots in the sky.

1817 W. BENTLEY Diary 24 Jan. (1914) IV. 434 ‘Winter does not rot in the sky.’ We have a deep snow and for the first time this season the Earth is completely covered.

1959 Boston Herald 13 Mar. 42 Winter never rots in the sky, says the old proverb.


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