Necessity is the Mother of Invention

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“The sailors’ chance of life appears but small, / Between the sea and that high rocky wall, / But, full of hope, they look along the shores, / And find some cordage with some broken oars; / Of broken twigs they find a scanty stock, / Of these a ladder’s made to climb the rock."—Barber, 1857


Groups of Men


Barber, John W. The Handbook of Illustrated Proverbs (New York, NY: George F. Tuttle, 1857)


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