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JACULA PRUDENTUM;

OR, OUTLANDISH PROVERBS, SENTENCES, ETC.

SELECTED BY MR GEORGE HERBERT, LATE
ORATOR OF THE UNIVERSITY

OF CAMBRIDGE.

JACULA PRUDENTUM.

Old men go to Death, Death comes to young men.
Man proposeth, God disposeth.
He begins to die, that quits his desires.
A handful of good life is better than a bushel of Learning.
He that studies his content, wants it.
Every day brings its bread with it.
Humble hearts have humble desires.
He that stumbles and falls not, mends his pace. .
The house shows the owner.
He that gets out of debt, grows rich.

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All is well with him who is beloved of his neighbours.
Building and marrying of Children are great wasters.
A good bargain is a pick-purse.
The scalded dog fears cold water.
Pleasing ware is half sold.
Light burdens, long borne, grow heavy.
The Wolf knows what the ill beast thinks.
Who hath none to still him, may weep out his eyes.
When all sins grow old, covetousness is young.
If

ye would know a knave, give him a staff.
You cannot know wine by the barrel.
A cool mouth, and warm feet, live long.
A horse made, and a man to make.
Look not for musk in a dog's kennel.

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Not a long day, but a good heart, rids work.
He pulls with a long rope, that waits for another's death.
Great strokes make not sweet music.
A cask and an ill custom must be broken.
A fat housekeeper makes lean executors.
Empty chambers make foolish maids.
The gentle Hawk half mans herself.
The Devil is not always at one door.
When a friend asks, there is no to-morrow.
God sends cold according to clothes.
One sound blow will serve to undo us all.
He loseth nothing, that loseth not God.
The German's wit is in his fingers.
At dinner my man appears.
Who gives to all, denies all.
Quick believers need broad shoulders.
Who remove stones, bruise their fingers.
Benefits please like flowers while they are fresh.
Between the business of life and the day of death, a space

ought to be interposed.
All came from and will go to others.
He that will take the bird, must not scare it.
He lives unsafely that looks too near on things.
A gentle housewife mars the household.
A crooked log makes a straight fire.
He hath great need of a fool that plays the fool himself.
A Merchant that gains not, loseth.
Let not him that fears feathers come among wild-fowl.
Love, and a Cough, cannot be hid.
A Dwarf on a Giant's shoulder sees further of the two.
He that sends a fool, means to follow him.
Brabbling Curs never want sore ears.
Better the feet slip than the tongue.
For washing his hands, none sells his lands.

A Lion's skin is never cheap.
The goat must browse where she is tied.
Nothing is to be presumed on, or despaired of.
Who hath a Wolf for his mate, needs a Dog for his man.
In a good house all is quickly ready.
A bad dog never sees the Wolf.
God oft hath a great share in a little house.
Ill ware is never cheap.
A cheerful look makes a dish a feast.
If all fools had baubles, we should want fuel.
Virtue never grows old.
Evening words are not like to morning.
Were there no fools, bad ware would not pass.
Never had ill workman good tools.
He stands not surely that never slips.
Were there no hearers, there would be no backbiters.
Every thing is of use to a housekeeper.
When prayers are done, my Lady is ready.
Cities seldom change Religion only.
At length the Fox turns Monk.
Flies are busiest about lean horses.
Hearken to reason, or she will be heard.
The bird loves her nest.
Every thing new is fine.
When a dog is a drowning, every one offers him drink.
Better a bare foot than none.
Who is so deaf as he that will not hear?
He that is warm thinks all so.
At length the Fox is brought to the Furrier.
He that goes bare-foot must not plant thorns.
They that are booted are not always ready.
He that will learn to pray, let him go to Sea.
In spending lies the advantage.
He that lives well, is learned enough.

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