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Ill vessels seldom miscarry.
A full belly neither fights nor flies well.
All truths are not to be told.
An old wise man's shadow is better than a young buzzard's
Noble housekeepers need no doors.

Every ill man hath his ill day.
Sleep without supping, and wake without owing.
I gave the mouse a hole, and she is become


Assail who will, the valiant attends.
Whither goest, grief ? where I am wont.
Praise day at night, and life at the end.
Whither shall the Ox go where he shall not labour ?


think there is bacon, there is no chimney. Mend your clothes, and you may hold out this year. Press a stick, and it seems a youth. The tongue walks where the teeth speed not. A fair wife and a frontier Castle breed quarrels. Leave jesting whiles it pleaseth, lest it turn to earnest, Deceive not thy Physician, Confessor, nor Lawyer. Ill natures, the more you ask them, the more they stick. Virtue and a Trade are the best portion for children. The Chicken is the Country's, but the City eats it. He that gives thee a Capon, give him the leg and the wing. He that lives ill, fear follows him. Give a clown your finger, and he will take your hand. Good is to be sought out, and evil attended. A good paymaster starts not at assurances. No Alchymy to saving. To a grateful man give money when he asks. Who would do ill ne'er wants occasion. To fine folks a little ill finely wrapt. To a fair day, open the window, but make you ready as to A child correct behind, and not before. Keep good men company, and you shall be of the number.



[a foul.


No love to a Father's.

a The Mill gets by going. To a boiling pot flies come not. Make haste to an ill way, that you may get out of it. A snow year, a rich year. Better to be blind than to see ill. Learn weeping, and thou shalt laugh gaining. Who hath no more bread than need, must not keep a dog. A garden must be looked unto, and dressed as the body. The Fox, when he cannot reach the grapes, says, They are Water trotted is as good as oats.

[not ripe. Though the Mastiff be gentle, yet bite him not by the lip. Though a lie be well drest, it is ever overcome. Though old and wise, yet still advise. Three helping one another, bear the burthen of six. Slander is a shipwreck by a dry Tempest. Old wine and an old friend are good provisions. Happy is he that chastens himself

. Well may he smell fire, whose gown burns.

of a Husband or Master are not reproached. Welcome evil, if thou comest alone. Love your neighbour, yet pull not down your hedge. The bit that one eats, no friend makes. A drunkard's purse is a bottle. She spins well that breeds her children. Play with a fool at home, and he will play with you in the Good is the mora that makes all sure.

[market. Every one stretcheth his legs according to his coverlet. Autumnal Agues are long or mortal. Marry your son when you will ; your daughter when you can. Dally not with money or women. Men speak of the Fair as things went with them there. The best remedy against an ill man, is much ground between The mill cannot grind with water that's past. [both.

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Corn is cleaned with wind, and the soul with chastenings.
Good words are worth much, and cost little.
To buy dear is not bounty.
Jest not with the eye, or with Religion.
The eye and Religion can bear no jesting.
Without favour none will know you, and with it you
Buy at a fair, but sell at home.

[know yourself.
Cover yourself with your shield, and care not for cries.
A wicked man's gift hath a touch of his master.
None is a fool always, every one sometimes.
From a choleric man, withdraw a little; from him that says
Debtors are liars.

[nothing, for ever. Of all smells, bread : of all tastes, salt. In a great River great fish are found : but take heed lest

you be drowned.
Ever since we wear clothes, we know not one another.
God heals, and the Physician hath the thanks.
Hell is full of good meanings and wishings.
Take heed of still waters, the quick pass away.
After the house is finished, leave it.
Our own actions are our security, not others' judgments.
Think of ease, but work on.
He that lies long abed, his estate feels it.

you boil snow or pound it, you can have but water
One stroke fells not an oak.
God complains not, but doth what is fitting.
A diligent Scholar, and the Master's paid.
Milk says to wine, Welcome, friend.
They that know one another, salute afar off.
Where there is no honour, there is no grief.
Where the drink goes in, there the wit goes out.
He that stays, does the business.
Alms never make poor. Or thus,
Great alms-giving lessens no man's living.

[of it.

Giving much to the poor, doth enrich a man's store.
It takes much from the account, to which his sin doth amount.
It adds to the glory both of soul and body.
Ill comes in by ells, and goes out by inches.
The smith and his penny both are black.
Whose house is of glass, must not throw stones at another.
If the old dog bark, he gives counsel.
The tree that grows slowly, keeps itself for another.
I wept when I was born, and every day shows why.
He that looks not before, finds himself behind.
He that plays his money, ought not to value it.
He that riseth first, is first drest.
Diseases of the eye are to be cured with the elbow.
A gentleman's greyhound and a salt-box, seek them at the
The hole calls the thief.

[fire. A child's service is little, yet he is no little fool that deThe river past, and God forgotten.

(spiseth it. Evils have their comfort; good none can support (to wit)

with a moderate and contented heart. Who must account for himself and others, must know both. He that eats the hard, shall eat the ripe. The miserable man maketh a penny of a farthing, and the

liberal of a farthing sixpence. The honey is sweet, but the Bee stings. Weight and measure take away strife. . The son full and tattered, the daughter empty and fine. Every path hath a puddle. In good years corn is hay, in ill years straw is corn. Send a wise man on an errand, and say nothing unto him. In life you loved me not, in death you bewail me. Into a mouth shut flies fly not. The heart's letter is read in the eyes. The ill that comes out of our mouth falls into our bosom. In great pedigrees there are Governors and Chandlers.

In the house of a fiddler, all fiddle.
Sometimes the best gain is to lose.
Working and making a fire doth discretion require.
One grain fills not a sack, but helps his fellows.
It is a great victory that comes without blood.
In war, hunting, and love, men for one pleasure a thousand
Truth and oil are ever above.

[griefs prove.
Reckon right, and February hath one-and-thirty days.
Honour without profit is a ring on the finger.
Estate in two Parishes is bread in two wallets.
Honour and profit lie not in one sack.
A naughty child is better sick than whole.
He that riseth betimes, hath something in his head.
Advise none to Marry or go to war.
To steal the Hog, and give the feet for alms.
The thorn comes forth with the point forwards.
One hand washeth another, and both the face.
The fault of the horse is put on the saddle.
The corn hides itself in the snow as an old man in furs.
The Jews spend at Easter, the Moors at marriages, the
Punishment is lame, but it comes. [Christians in suits.
Fine dressing is a foul house swept before the doors.
A woman and a glass are ever in danger.
An ill wound is cured, not an ill name.
The wise hand doth not all that the foolish mouth speaks.
On painting and fighting look aloof.
Knowledge is folly, except grace guide it.
The more women look in their glass, the less they look to
A long tongue is a sign of a short hand.

[their house. Marry a widow before she leave mourning. The worst of law is, that one suit breeds twenty. Providence is better than a rent. What your glass tells you, will not be told by Counsel. There are more men threatened than stricken.

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