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up your dish.


Crosses are ladders that do lead up to A gentleman, a greyhound, and a saltheaven.

box look for at the fire-side. Honour buys no beef in the market. Tbe son full and tattered, the daughter Care-not would have.

empty and fine. When it rains pottage you must hold He who riseth betimes bath something

in his head. He that would thrive must ask leave Fine dressing is a foul house swept of his wife.

before the doors. A wonder lasts but nine days.

Discontent is a man's worst evil. The second meal makes the glutton ; He who lives well sees asar off. and the second blow, or second ill word, Love is not to be found in the market. makes the quarrel.

My house, my house, though thou art A young serving man an old beggar. small.

A pennyworth of ease is worth a pen- Thou art to me the Escurial. ny at all times.

He who seeks trouble never misseth it. As proud comes behind as goes before. Never was strumpet fair in wise man's

Bachelors' wives and mnaids' children eye. are well taught.

He that hath little is the less dirty. Beware of the geese when the fox Good counsel breaks no man's head. preaches.

Fly the pleasure that will bite to morRich men seem happy, great, and wise, row. All which the good man only is.

Wo be to the house where there is no Look not on pleasures as they come, chiding.

The greatest step is that out of doors. Love me little, and love me long. Poverty is the mother of health. He that buys an house ready wrought, Wealth, like rheum, falls on the weakHath many a pin and nail for nought.

est parts. Fools build houses, and wise men buy If all fools wore white caps, we should them, or live in them.

look like a flock of

geese. Opportunity makes the thief.

Living well is the best revenge we can Out of debt, out of deadly sin.

take on our enemies. Pride goes before, and shame follows Fair words make me look to my purse. after.

The shortest answer is doing the thing. The groat is ill saved that shames its He who would have what he hath not master.

should do what he doth not. Quick believers need broad shoulders. He who hath horos in his bosom needs

Three may keep counsel, if two be not put them upon his head. away.

Good and quickly seldom meet. He who weddeth ere he be wise, shall God is at the end when we think he is die ere be thrives.

farthest off, He who most studies his content, wants He who contemplates hath a day with

a it most.

out night. God hath often a great sbare in a little Time is the rider that breaks youth. house, and but a little share in a great Better suffer a great evil than do a

but go.


little one.

When prayers are done my lady is ready.

He that is warm thinks all are so.

If every man will mend one, we shall all be mended.

Marry your son when you will, your daughter when you can.

None is a fool always, every one sometimes.

Think of ease, but work on.

He that lies long in bed his estate feels it.

The child saith notbing but what it heard by the fire-side.

Talk much, and err much.

The persuasion of the unfortunate sways the doubtful.

True praise takes root and spreads.

Happy is the body which is blest with a mind not needing.

Foolish tongues talk by the dozen.

Shew a good man his error, and he turns it into a virtue ; a bad man doubles bis fault.

When either side grows warm in arguing, the wisest man give over first.

Wise men with pity do behold.
Fools worship mules that carry gold.




peace, God


In the husband wisdom, in the wife Conversation makes a man what he is. gentleness.

The dainties of the great are the tears A wise man cares not much for what of the poor. he cannot have.

The great put the little on the book. Pardon others, but not thyself.

Lawyers' houses are built on the heads If a good man thrives all thrive with of fools. him.

Among good men two suffice.
Old praise dies unless you feed it.

The best bred have the best portion.
That which two will takes effect.

To live peaceably with all breeds good He only is bright who shines by him- blood. self.

He who hath the charge of souls transProsperity lets go the bridle.

poris them not in bundles. Take care to be what thou wouldst Pains to get, care to keep, fear to lose.

When a lackey comes to hell, the devil Great businesses turn on a little pin.

locks the gates. He that will not have

He that tells his wife news is but newgives him war.

ly married. None is so wise but the fool overtakes He who will make a door of gold, must him.

knock in a nail every day. That is the best gown that goes most

If the brain sows not corn, it plants up and down the house.

thistles. Silk and satins put out the fire in the A woman conceals what she knows kitchen.

The first dish pleaseth all.

Some evils are cured by contempt.
God's mill grinds slow, but sure.

God deals his wrath by weight, but
Neither praise nor dispraise thyself; without weight his mercy.

. thy actions serve the turn.

Follow not truth too near at the heels, He who fears deaih lives not,

lest it dash out your teeth. He who preaches gives alms.

Say to pleasure, gentle Eve, I will He who pities another thinks on him- have none of your apple. self.

Marry your daughters betimes, lest -
Night is the mother of counsels. they marry themselves.
He who once hits will be ever shooting. Every man's censure is usually first
He that cockers his child provides for moulded in his own nature.

Suspicion is the virtue of a coward.
The faulty stands always on his guard. Stay a while, that we may make an
He that is thrown would ever wrestle.

end the sooner.
Good swimmers are drowned at last. Let us ride fair and softly that we may
Courtesy on one side only lasts not long. get home the sooner.
Wine counsels seldom prosper.

Debtors are liars.
Set good against evil.

Knowledge (or cunning) is no burden.
goes not out of his


Dearihs foreseen come not. to a good inn.

A penny spared is twice got.
It is an ill air where we gain nothing. Pensions never enriched young men.

Every one hath a fool in his sleeve. If things were to be done iwice, alt * Too much taking heed is sometimes would be wise. loss.

If the mother had never been in the 'Tis easier to build two chimneys than oven, she would not have looked for her to maintain one.

daughter there.
He hath no leisure who useth it not. The body is sooner well dressed than
The wife is the key of the house. the soul.
The life of man is a winter day.

Every one is a master, and a servant.
The least foolish is accounted wise. No profit to honour, no honour to vir-

Life is half spent before we know what tue or religion. it is to live.

Every sin brings its punishment along Wine is a turn-coat; first a friend, then with it. an enemy.

The devil divides the world between
Wine ever pays for his lodging. atheism and superstition.
Tiine underinines us all.

Good busbandry is good divinity.

his enemy:

ger him.


Be reasonable and you will be happy. death, is rather liberal of another man's It is better to please a fool than to an- than of his own.

A wise man hath more ballast than A fool, if he saith he will have a crab, sail. he will not have an apple.

Great men's promises, courtiers' oaths, Take heed you find not what you do and dead men's shoes, a man may look not seek.

for, but not trust to. The highway is never about.

Be wise on this side heaven. He lives long enough who hath lived The devil tempis others, an idle man well.

tempts the devil. Mettle is dangerous in a blind horse. Good looks buy nothing in the market. Winter never rots in the sky.

He who will be his own master often God help the rich, the

poor can beg.

hath a fool for a scholar. He that speaks me fair, and loves me That man is well bought who costs you not, I will speak him fair, and trust him but a compliment. not.

The greatest king must at last go to He who preaches war is the devil's bed with a shovel or spade. chaplain.

He only truly lives who lives in peace. The truest wealth is contentment with If wise men never erred, it would go a little.

hard with the fool. A man's best fortune, or his worst, is a Great virtue seldom descends. wife.

One wise (in marriage) and two Marry in haste, and repent at leisure. happy.

Sir John Barley-Corn is the strongest Almsgiving never made any man poor, knight.

nor robbery, rich, nor prosperity wise. Like blood, like good, and like age, A fool and his money are soon parted. Make the happiest marriage.

Fear of hell is the true valour of a Every ass thinks himself worthy to christian. stand with the king's horses.

For ill do well, then fear not hell. A good beginning makes a good end- The best thing in the world is to live ing:

above it. One ounce of discretion, or of wisdom, Happy is he who knows his follies in is worth two pounds of wit.

his youth. The devil is good, or kind, when he is A thousand pounds and a bottle of hay, pleased.

Will be all one at Doomsday. A fair face is half a portion.

One pair of heels is sometimes worth To forget a wrong is the best revenge. two pair of hands. Manners make the man.

'Tis good sleeping in a whole skin. Man doch what he can, God doth what Enough is as good as a feast. he pleases.

A fool's bolt is soon shot. Gold goes in at any gate except that All is well that ends well. of heaven.

Ever drink ever dry. Knaves and fools divide the world. He who hath an ill name is half hanged.

No great loss but may bring some little Harm watch, barm catch. profit.

A friend's frown is better than a fool's When poverty comes in at the door, smile. love leaps out at the window.

The easiest work and way is, To beThat suit is best that best fits me. If I had revenged every wrong,

If the best man's faults were written I had not worn my skirts so long. on his forehead it would make him pull Self-love is a mote in every man's eye.

his hat over his eyes. That which is well done is twice done. A man may be great by chance; but Use soft words and hard arguments. never wise, or good, without taking pains There is no coward to an ill conscience. for it.

He who makes other men afraid of his Success makes a fool seem wise, wit, had need be afraid of their memo. All worldly joys go less ries.

To that one joy of doing kindnesses. Riches are but the baggage of virtue. What fools say doth not much trouble He who defers his charities till his wise men.




Money is a good servant but an ill Wranglers never want words, master.

War is death's feast. Pleasure gives law to fools, God to the Idle lazy folks have most labour. wise.

Knavery may serve a turn, but honesty He lives indeed who lives not to him- is best at the long run. self alone.

A quick landlord makes a careful Good to begin well, better to end well. tenant.

There would be no ill language if it Look ever to the main chance. were not ill taken.

Will is the cause of wo. Industry is Fortune's right hand, and Welcome is the best cheer. frugality is her left.

I will keep no more cats than what will We shall all lie alike in our graves.

catch mice. When flatterers meet, the devil goes to Reprove others, but correct thyself. dinner.

Once a knave and ever a knave. 'Tis a small family that hath neither a Planting of trees is England's old thrift. thief nor an harlot in it.

It is more painful to do nothing than To give and to keep there is need of something. wit.

Any thing for a quiet life. A man never surfeits of two much ho- "Tis great folly to want when we have nesty.

it, and when we have it not too. Honour and ease are seldom bedfellows. Fly pleasure, and it will follow thee. Those husbands are in heaven whose God's providence is the surest and best wives do not chide.

inheritance. He can want nothing who hath God That is not good language which all for his friend.

understand not. Young men's knocks old men feel. Much better lose a jest than a friend.

He who is poor when he is married, Ill-will never said well. shall be rich when he is buried.

He that hath some land must have Of all tame beasts, I hate sluts.

some labour. Giving much to the poor doth increase Shew me a liar and I will shew you a a man's store.

thief. That is my good that doth me good. We must wink at small faults. An idle brain is the devil's shop.

Use legs and have legs. God send us somewhat of our own Keep your shop and your shop will when rich men go to dinner.

keep you. Let

your purse still be your master. Every one should sweep before his own Young men think old men fools; but door. old men know that young men are fools. Much coin usually much care.

Wit once bought, is worth twice taught. Good take heed doth always speed.
A wise head makes a close mouth. He who gets doth much, but he who

All foolish fancies are bought much too keeps doth more. dear.

A pound of gold is better than an Women's and children's wishes are the, ounce of honour. aim and happiness of the more weak men. We think lawyers to be wise men, and

Ignorance is better than pride with they know us to be fools. greater knowledge.

Éaten bread is soon forgotten. The charitable man gives out at the When you see your friend, trust to door, and God puts in at the window. yourself.

Every man is a fool where he hath not Let my friend tell my tale. considered or thought.

Mention not a rope in the house of one He who angers Others is not himself at whose father was hanged. ease.

Speak the truth and shame the devil. He dies like a beast who hath done no God help the fool, quoth Pedly. (An good while he lived.

Idiot.) Heaven is not to be had by men's Lend and lose my money; so play barely wishing for it.

fools. Patch and long sit, build and soon flit. Early to go to bed, and then early to

One bour's sleep before midnight is rise, make man more holy, more healthy, worth two hours sleep after it.

wealthy, and wiie.



heaven go.

Anger dies soon with a wise and good Live so as you do mean to die. man.

Go not to hell for company. He wbo will not be counselled, cannot All earthly joys are empty bubbles, and be helped.

do make men boys. God hath provided no remedy for wil- Better unborn than untaught. ful obstinacy:

If thou do ill, the joy fades, not the All vice infatuates and corrupts the pains; if well, the pains do fade, the joy judgment.

remains. He who converses with nobody, knows Always refuse the advice which passion nothing.

gives. There is no fool to the old fool.

Nor say nor do that thing which anger A good wife makes a good husband. prompts you to.

'Tis much better to be thought a fool Bear and forbear is short and good phithan to be a knave.

losophy. One fool makes many.

Set out wisely at first; custom will Penny, whence camest thou ? Penny, make every virtue more easy and pleawhither goest thou ? and, Penny, when sant to you than any vice can be. wilt thou come again?

The best and noblest conquest is that 'Tis worse to be an ill man than to be of a man's own reason over his passions thought to be one.

and follies. A fool comes always short of his Religion hath true lasting joys; weigh reckoning.

all, and so A young saint an old saint; and a If any thing have more, or such, let young devil and an old devil.

Wit is folly unless a wise man hath the Whatever good thou dost, give God keeping of it.

the praise, Knowledge of God and ourselves is Who both the

and will first

gave the mother of true devotion, and the per

to thee. fection of wisdom. Afflictions are sent us from God for

§ 131. Old Ilalian Proverbs. our good.

He who serves God hath the best masConfession of a fault makes half amends. ter in the world. Where God is, there

Every man can tame a shrew but he nothing is wanting. No man is greater who hath her.

in truth than he is in God's esteem. He 'Tis better to die poor than to live poor. bath a good judgment who doth not rely Craft brings nothing home at the last. on his own. Wealth is not his who gets Diseases are the interest of pleasures. it, but his who enjoys it. He who conAll covet, all lose.

verses with nobody, is either a brute or Plain-dealing is a jewel; but who useth an angel. Go not over the water where it will die a beggar.

you cannot see the bottom: He who Honour bought is temporal simony. lives disorderly one year, doth not enjoy

Live, and let live, i.e. be a kind land- himself for five years after. Friendships lord.

are cheap when they are to be bought Children are certain cares, but very un- with pulling off your hat. Speak well certain comforts.

of your friend, of your enemy neither Giving begets love, lending usually les- well nor ill. The friendship of a great

man is a lion at the next door. The He is the wise, who is the honest man. money you refuse will never do you Take part with reason against thy own good. A beggar's wallet is a mile to the will or humour.

bottom. I once had, is a poor man. Wit is a fine thing in a wise man's There are a great many asses without long hand.

An iron anvil should have a hamSpeak not of my debts except you mean mer of feathers. He keeps his road well to pay them.

enough who gets rid of bad company. Words instruct, but examples persuade You are in debt, and run in farther; if effectually.

you are not a liar yet, you will be one. He who lives in hopes dies a fool. The best throw upon the dice is to throw He who gives wisely sells to advantage. them away. 'Tis horribly dangerous to Years know more than books.

sleep near the gates of hell. He who


sens it.


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