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bad who takes himself to be a good man. know more than a doctor alone. Hard He is far from a good man who il rives net upon hard never makes a good wall. to grow better. Keep good men com- The example of good men is visible philopany, and fall not out with the bad. He fophy. One ill example spoils many good who throws away his eítate with his hands, laws. Every thing may be, except a goes afterwards to pick it up on his feet. ditch without a bank. He who throws 'Tis a bad hours that hath not an old man a fone against God, it falls upon his in it. To crow well and scrape ill is the own head. He who plays me one trick devil's trade. Be ready with your hat, shall not play me a second. Do what but now with your purse. A burthen you ought, and let what will come on which one chufes is not felt. The dearer it. By making a fault you may learn fuch a thing is, the better pennyworth for to do better. The first faults are theirs me. Suppers kill more than the greatest who commit them, all the following are doctor ever cured. All the wit in the his who doth not punish them. He who world is not in one head. Let us do wbat would be ill served, let him keep good we can and ought, and let God do his store of servants. To do good fill pleasure. 'Tis better to be condemned by make no delay; for life and time side the college of physicians than by one judge. fait away. A little time will serve to do Skill and atsurance are an invincible cou. ill. He who would have trouble in this ple. The fool kneels to the distaff. Know- life, let him get either a ship or a wife. ing is worth nothing, unless we do the good He who will take no pains, will never build we know. A man is half known when a house three stories high. The best of the you see him, when you hear him speak game is, to do one's business and talk little you know him all out. Write down the of it. The Italian is wise before he unadvice of him who loves you, tho’ you like dertakes a thing, the German while he is it not at present. Be now to give advice, doing it, and the Frenchman when it is ready to do any service. Both anger and over. In prosperity we need moderation, hafte hinder good counsel. Give neither in adversity patience. Prosperous men sacounsel nor falt till you are asked for it, crifce not, i. e. they forget God. Great The fool never think's higher than the top prosperity and modesty feldom go togeof his house. A courtier is a Nave in a ther. Women, wine, and horses, are ware golden chain. A little kitchen makes men are often deceived in. Give your a large house, Have money, and you friend a fig, and your enemy a peach. He will find kindred enough. He that lends who hath no children doth not know what his money hath a double lofs. Of mo- love means. He who spins hath one shirt, ney, wit, and virtue, believe one-fourth he who spins not hath two. He who conpart of what you hear men fay. Money is fiders the end, restrains all evil inclinahis servant who knows how to use it as he tions. He who hath the longest sword is thould, his matter who doth not. 'Tis always thought to be in the right. There better to give one fhilling than to lend lies no appeal from the decision of fortune. twenty. Wise distruit is the parent of Lucky men need no counsel. Three security. Mercy or goodness alone makes things only are well done in haite; flying us like to God. So much only is mine, as from the plague, escaping quarrels, and 1 either use myself or give for God's fake. catching feas. 'Tis better it hould be He who is about to speak evil of another, faid, Here he ran away, than Here he was let him first well consider himself. Speak Nain. The sword from Heaven above falls not of me unless you know me well; think not down in halte. The best thing in gamof yourself ere aught of me you tell. ing is, that it be but little used. Play, woOne day of a wise man is worth the whole men, and wine, make a man laugh till he life of a fool. What you give shines dies of it. Play or gaming hath the devil ftill, what you eat smells ill next day. Alk- at the bottom. The devil goes shares in ing costs no great matter. A woman that gaming. He who doth not rise early never loves to be at the window is like a bunch does a good day's work. He who hath of grapes in the highway. A woman good health is young, and he is rich who and a glats are never out of danger. А owes nothing. If young men had wit, womaa and a cherry are painted for their and old men Itrength, enough, every thing own harm. The best furniture in the might be well done. He who will have house is a virtuous woman. The first no judge but himself, condemns himself. wife is matrimony, the second company, Learning is folly unless a good judgment the third heresy. A doctor and a clown hath the mangement of it. Every man

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loves justice at another man's house; no- fool. Large trees give more shade that body cares for it at his own. He who fruit. True love and honour ĝo always keeps company with great men is the last together. He who would please every body at the table, and the first at any toil or in all he doth, troubles himself, and condanger. Every one hath his cricket in his tents nobody. Happy is the man who Head, and makes it fing as he pleases. In doth all the good he talks of. That is bet the conclufion, even sorrows with bread are or finelt which is most fit or seasonable. good. When war begins, hell gates are He is a good orator who prevails with Set open. He that hath nothing knows no- himself. One pair of ears will drain dry thing, and he that hath nothing is nobody. an hundred tongues. A great deal of pride He who hath more, hath more care, still obscures, or blemishes, a thousand good desires more, and enjoys less. At a danger- qualities. He who hath gold hath fear, who ous paffage give the precedency. The hath none, hath forrow. An Arcadián ass, fickness of the body may prove the health who is laden with gold, and eats but ftrae, of the soul. Working in your calling is The hare catched the lion in a net of gold. half praying. An ill book is the worst of Obftinacy is the worst, the most incurable thieves. The wise hand doth not all which of all fins. Lawyers gowns are lined with the foolish tongue faith. Let not your the wilfulness of their clients. Idleneis is tongue say what your head may pay for the mother of vice, the step-mother to al The best armour is to keep out of gun- virtues. He who is employed is tempted shot. The good woman doth not say, by one devil; he who is idle, by an hunWill you have this? but gives it you. dred. An idle man is a bolster for the devil That is a good misfortune which comes Idleness buries a man alive. He that makes alone. He who doth no ill hath nothing a good war hath a good peace. He who to fear. No ill befalls us but what may troubles not himself with other men's ba. be for our good. He that would be mafter finess, gets peace and ease thereby. Where of his own must not be bound for another. peace is, there God is or dwells. The Eat after your own fashion, clothe yourself world without peace is the soldier's par. as others do. A fat physician, but a lean Arms carry peace along with them. A k monk. Make yourself all honey, and the tle in peace and quiet is my heart's win fies will eat you up. Marry a wife, and He bears with others, and faith nothirg, buy a horse from your neighbour. He is who would live in peace. One father is maiter of the world who despises it; its fufficient to govern an hundred chflave who values it. This world is a cage dren, and an hundred children are to of fools. He who hath most patience suficient to govern one father. The ma. best enjoys the world. If veal (or mut- ter is the eye of the house. The firt ferton) could fly, no wild fowl could come vice a bad child doth his father, is to make near it. He is unhappy who wishes to die; him a fool; the next is, to make him nad but more fo he who fears it. The more A rich country and a bad road. A gee? you think of dying, the better you will live. lawyer is a bad neiglıbour. He who para He who oft thinks on death provides for well is master of every body's pure the next life. Nature, time, and patience, Another man's bread costs very are the three great physicians. When the Have you bread and wine? fing and be ship is funk every man knows how she merry: If there is but little bread, keep i might have been saved. Poverty is the in your hand; if but a little wine, drisi worst guard for chastity. Affairs, like falt. often ; if but a little bed, go to bed fith, ought to lie a good while a foaking. early, and clap yourself down in the He wlio knows nothing is confident in middle. 'Tis good keeping his cloze every thing. He who lives as he should, who goes to swim. A man's own or has all that he needs. By doing nothing, nion is never in the wrong. He men learn to do ill

. The best revenge is speaks little, needs but half so much bei to prevent the injury. Keep yourself from as another man. He who knows where the occasion, and God will keep you from commonly speaks least. Few men take the fins it leads to. One eye of the master his advice who talks a great deal

. E: fees more than four eyes of his servant. that is going to speak ill of another He who doth the injury never forgives the let him conlider himself well, and injured man. Extravagant offers are a will hold his peace. Eating little, es kind of denial. Vice is set off with the speaking little

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Speaking without thinking is shooting not a morsel for a fool's mouth. That without taking aim. He doth not lose is never to be called little, which a man his labour who counts every word he thinks to be enough. Oftwo cowards, he speaks. One mild word quenches more hath the better who firit finds the other heat than a whole bucket of water. Yes, out. The worst pig often gets the best good words to put off your rotten apples. pear.

The devil turns his back when he Give every man good words, but keep finds the door shut againit him. The your purse-strings close. Fine words will wifer man yields to him

who is more than not keep a cat from starving. He that hath his match. He who thinks he can do moit, no patience, hath nothing at all. No pa- is most mistaken. The wise discourses of tience, no true wisdom. Make one bar- a poor man go for nothing. Poor folks gain with other men, but make four with have neither any kindred nor any friends. yourself. There is no fool to a learned Good preachers give their hearers fruit, fool. The first degree of folly is to not flowers. Woe to those preachers who think one's self wife; the next to tell liften not to themselves. He who quakes others so; the third to despise all counsel. for cold, either wants money to buy him If wise men play the fool, they do it with cloaths, or wit to put them on. Poverty a vengeance. One fool in one house is is a good hated by all men. He that enough in all conscience. He is not a would have a thing done quickly and thorough wise man who cannot play the well, must do it himielf. He who knows fool on a juft occasion. A wise man dcth most is the least presuming or confithat at the firit which a fool must do at dent. 'Tis more noble to make yourself the last. Men's years and their faults are great, than to be born so. The beginning always more than they are willing to own. of an amour (or gallantry) is fear, the Men's fins and their debts are more middle fin, and the end forrow or repentthan they take them to be. Punishment, ance. The beginning only of a thing is though lame, overtakes the finner at hard, and costs dear. A fair promise catches the last.

He considers ill, that considers the fool. He who is bound for another not on both fides. Think much and goes in at the wide end of the horn, and often, fpeak little, and write less. Con- must come out at the narrow if he can. fider well, Who you are, What you do, Promifing is not with defign to give, but Wnence you came, and Whither you are to please fools. Give no great credit to a to go. Kecp your thoughts to yourseif, great promifer. Profperity is the worst let your mien be free and open. Drink enemy men usually have. Proverbs bear wine with pears, and water after figs, age, and he who would do well may view When the pear is ripe, it muit fall of course. himself in them as in a looking-glass. A He that parts with what he ought, lofes no. proverb is the child of experience. He thing by the thift. Forgive every man's that makes no reckoning of a farthing, will faults except your own.

To forgive in- not be worth an halfpenny. Avoid carejuries is a noble and God-like revenge. fully the first ill or mischief, for that will 'Tis a mark of great proficiency, to bear breed an hundred more. Reason governs the easily the failings of other men. Fond wise man, and a cudgel the fool. Suffering love of a man's felf thews that he doth not is the mother of fools, reason of wise men, know himself. That which a man likes If you would be as happy as any king, conViell is half done. He who is used to do lider not the few that are before, but the kindnesses, always finds them when he many that come behind yoy. Our religion fands in need. A wise lawyer never goes and our language we fuck in, with our to law hinfelf. A Nuggard takes an hen. milk. Love, knavery, and necessity, make dred Iteps because he would not take one men good orators. There is no fence in due time. When you are all agreed againit what comes from Heaven. Good upon the time, quoth the curate, I will husbandry is the first step towards riches, make it rain. I will do what I can, and a A llock once gotten, wealth grows up of little less, that I may hold out the better. its own accord.

Wealth hides many a Truit fome few, but beware of all men. great fault. Good ware was never dear, He who knows but little presently outs with nor a miss ever worth the money the coits. it. He that doth not mind small things The fool's estate is the first spent. Wealth will never get a great deal. John Do. is his that enjoys it, and the world is his little was the son of Good-wife Spin-little. who scrambles for it. A father with very To know how to be content wit.in liitle, is great wealth, and a son with no virtue at If you

all. Little wealth, and little care and luck, and you may lie in bed. He that trouble. The Roman conquers by sitting will maintain every thing must have his still at home. Between robbing and re- sword always ready drawn. That house ftoring, men commonly get thirty in the is in an ill case where the distaff commands hundred. He is learned enough who the sword. One sword keeps another in knows how to live well. The more a man the scabbard. He that speaks ill of other knows, the less credulous he is. There men, burns his own tongue. He that is is no harm in defiring to be thought wise most liberal where he should be so, is the by others, but a great deal in a man's best husband. He is gainer enough who thinking himself to be fo. Bare wages gives over a vain hope. A mighty hope never made a servant rich. Losing much is a mighty cheat. Hope is a pleasant breeds bad blood. Health without any kind of deceit. A man cannot leave his money is half sickness. When a man is experience or wisdom to his heirs. Fools tumbling down, every faint lends a hand. learn

learn to live at their own coit, the wile at He that unseasonably plays the wise man other men's. He is master of the whole is a fool. He that pretends too much to world who hath no value for it. He who wisdom is counted a fool. A wise man faith Woman, faith Wo to man. One ene. never fets his heart upon what he cannot my

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, have. A lewd batchelor makes a jealous and an hundred friends are too few. Let huiband. That crown is well spent which us enjoy the present, we shall have trouble saves you ten. Love can do much, but enough hereafter. Men toil and take fcorn or disdain can do more.

pains in order to live easily at laft. He would have a thing kept secret, never that takes no care of himself, must not ex. tell it to any one ; and if you would not pect it from others. Industry makes a have a thing known of you, never do gallant man, and breaks ill fortune. Study, it. Whatever you are going to do or say, like a staff of cotton, beats without noile. think well first what may be the conte: Mother-in-law and daughter-in-law are a quence of it. They are always selling tempest and hail-llorm. If pride were a wit to others who have least of it for them- deadly diseafe, how many would be now selves. He that gains time gains a great in their graves! He who cannot hold his point. Every ditch is full of after-wit. peace will never lie at ease. A fool will A little wit will serve a fortunate man. be always talking, right or wrong. In The favour of the coure is like fair weather silence there is many a good morsel. Pray in winter. Neither take for a servant him hold your peace, or you will make me fall who you must entreat, nor a kinsman, nor asleep. The table, a secret thief, sends a friend, if you would have a good one.

its master to the hospital. Begin your A man never loses by doing good offices web, and God will supply you with thread. to others. He that would be well served, Too much fear is an enemy to good demust know when to change his servants. liberation. As soon as ever God hath a Ignorance and prosperity make them bold church built for him, the devil gets a and confident. He who cmploys one fer- tabernacie set up for himself. Time is a vant in any businesles, hath him all there; file that wears, and makes no noise. Nowho employs two, hath half a fervant; thing is so hard to bear well as prosperity. who three, haih never a Either Patience, time, and money, fet every thing a civil grant, or a civil denial. When to rights. The true art of making gold you have any business with a man give him is to have a good estate, and to spend but title enough. The covetous man is the little of it. Abate two-thirds of all the bailift, not the matter, of his own estate. rep rts you hear. A fair face, or a fine Trouble not your head about the weather, head, and very little brains in it. He who or the government. Like with like looks lives wickedly lives always in fear. A well, and lasts long. All worldly joy is beautiful face is a pleasing traitor. If but a short-lived dream. That is a curf- three know it, all the world will know it ed pleasure that makes a man a fool. The too. Many have too much, but nobody foldier is well paid for doing mischief. A

A hath enough. An honelt man hath half soldier, fire, and water, foon make room as much more brains as he needs, a knave for themselves. A confidering, careful

A considering, careful hath rot half enough. A wise man man is half a conjurer. A man would not changes his mind when there is reason be alone even in paradise. One nap finds for it. From hearing, comes wisdom; out, or draws on another. Have good and from speaking repentance. Old age

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is an evil desired by all men, and youth thing is of any great value but God only. an advantage which no young man under- All is good that God sends us. He that Aands. He that would have a good re- hath children, all his moríels are not his venge, let him leave it to God. Would own. Thought is a nimble footman. you be revenged on your enemy? live as Many know every thing elle, but nothing you ought, and you have done it to pure at all of themselves. We ought not to pose. He that will revenge every affront, give the fine Hour to the devil, and the either falls from a good pott, or never gets bran to God. Six foot of earth make all up to it. Truth is an inhabitant of hea- men of one size. He that is born of a ven. That which seems probable is the hen must scrape for his living. Aflictions greatest enemy to the truth. A thousand draw men up towards heaven. That probabilities cannot make one truth. 'Tis which does us good is never too late. no great pains to speak the truth. That Since my house must be burnt, I will warm is most true which we least care to hear. myself at it. Tell every body your busiTruth hath the plague in his house (i. e.is ness, and the devil will do it for you. A carefully avoided). A wise man will not man was hanged for saying wiat was tell such a truth as every one will take for Do not all that you can do; sperd a lie. Long voyages occasion great lies. not all that you have; believe not all that The world makes men drunk as much as you hear; and tell not all that you know. wine doth. Wine and youth are fire upon A man should learn to fail with all winds. fire. Enrich your younger age with vir. He is the man indeed who can govern tue's lore. "Tis virtue's picture which himself as he ought. He that would I've we find in books. Virtue niuft be our long, must sometimes change his course trade and nudy, not our chance. We of life. When children are little they thall have a house without a fault in the make their parents heads ach; and when next world. Tell me what life you lead, they are grown up, they make their hearts and I will tell you how you shall die. ach. To preach well, you must first pracHe is in a low form who never thinks be. tife what you teach others. Use or pracyond this short life. Vices are learned tice of a thing is the best master. A without a teacher. Wicked men are dead man that hath learning is worth two who whilst they live. He is rich who defires have it not. A fool knows his own businothing more. To recover a bad man is nefs better than a wise man doth anoa double kindness or virtue. Who are ther's. He who understands most is other you for? I am for him whom I get molt men's master. Have a care of-Had by. He who eats bnt of one dill never I known this before.-Command wants a physician. He hath lived to ill your servant, and do it yourself, and you purpose who cannot hope to live after his will have less trouble. You may know the death. Live as they did of old; speak as master by his man. He who serves the men do now. The mob is a terrible mon- public hath but a scurvy matter. He that fter. Hell is very full of good meanings would have good offices done to him, must and intentions. He only is well kept whom do them to others. 'Tis the only true God keeps. Break the legs of an evil liberty to serve our good God. The comcustom. Tyrant custom makes a Nave of mon soldier's blood makes the general a reason. Experience is the father, and great man. An huge great house is an memory the mother of wisdom. He who huge great trouble. Never advise a man doeth every thing he has a mind to do, to go to the wars, nor to marry. Go to doth not what he should do. He who says the war with as many as yon can, and with all that he has a mind to say, hears what as few to counsel. 'Tis better keeping he hath no mind to hear. That city out of a quarrel, than to make it up afterthrives best where virtue is most esteemed ward. Great birth is a very poor dith on and rewarded. He cannot gowrong whom the table. Neither buy any thing of, nor virtue guides. The sword kills many, but sell to, your friend. Sickness or diseases wine many more. 'Tis truth which makes are visits from God. Sickness is a perthe man angry. He who tells all the truth fonal citation before our Judge. Beauty he knows, must lie in the streets. Oil and and folly do not often part company, truth will get uppermost at the last. A Beauty beats a call upon a drum. Teeth probable story is the best weapon of ca- placed before the tongue give good adlumny. He counts very unskilfully who vice. A great many pair of ihoes are leaves God out of his reckoning. No- worn out before men do all they say. A

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