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Fine dreling is a foul house swept be- If a good man thrives, all thrive with fore the doors.
him. Discontent is a man's worst evil.
Old praise dies unless you feed it. He who lives well fees afar off.
That which two will takes effect. Love is not to be found in the market. He only is bright who thines by him. My house, my house, though thou art felf. small,
Prosperity lets go the bridle. Thou art to me the Escurial.
Take care to be what thou would He who seeks trouble never misseth it. seem.
Never was ftrumpet fair in a wise man's Great businesses turn on a little pin. eye.
He that will not have peace, God gives He that hath little is the less dirty. him war. Good counsel breaks no man's head. None is so wise but the fool overtakes
Fly the pleasure that will bite to-mor- him. row.
That is the best gown that goes mof op Woe be to the house where there is no and down the house. chiding.
Silks and fattins put out the fire in the The
greatest ftep is that out of doors. kitchen. Poverty is the mother of health.
The first dish pleaseth all. Wealth, like rheum, falls on the weak- God's mill grinds flow, but sure. eft parts.
Neither praise nor dispraise thyself, thy If all fools wore white caps, we should actions serve the turn. Icok like a flock of geese.
He who fears death lives not. Living well is the best revenge we can He who preaches gives alms. take on our enemies.
He who pitieth another thinks on him. Fair words make me look to my purse. felf. The shortest answer is doing the thing. Night is the mother of counsels.
He who would have what he hath not; He who once hits will be ever shooting. should do what he doth not.
He that cockers his child provides for He who hath horns in his bosom, needs his enemy. not put them upon his head.
The faulty stands always on his guard. Good and quickly seldom meet.
He that is thrown would ever wrestle. God is at the end when we think he is Good iwimmers are drowned at lait. fartheft off.
Courtesy on one fide only lasts not locg. He who contemplates hath a day with- Wine counsels seldom prosper. out night.
Set good against evil. Time is the rider that breaks youth. He goes not out of his way who goes to
Better fuffer a great evil than do a little a good inn. one.
It is an ill air where we gain nothing. Talk much, and err much.
Every one hath a fool in his sleeve. The persuasion of the fortunate sways Too much taking heed is sometimes the doubtful.
loss. True praise takes root, and spreads. 'Tis easier to build two chimnies than Happy is the body which is bleft with a to maintain one. mind not needing.
He hath no leisure who useth it not. Foolish tongues talk by the dozen. The wife is the key of the house.
Shew a good man his error, and he turns The life of man is a winter way, it into a virtue ; a bad man doubles his The least foolish is accounted wise, fault.
Life is half spent before we know what When either side grows warm in argu- it is to live. ing, the wisest man gives over first.
Wine is a turn-coat; first a friend, then Wise men with pity do behold
an enemy. Fools worship mules that carry gold. Wine ever pays for his lodging.
In the husband wisdom, in the wife gen- Time undermines us all. tleness.
Conversation makes a man what he is. A wise man cares not much for what he The dainties of the great are the tears Cannot have.
of the poor. Pardon others but not thyself.
The great put the little on the hook.
Laivyers houses are built on the heads Take heed you find not what you do of fools.
not leek. Among good men two suffice.
The highway is never about. The belt bred have the best portion. He lives long enough who hath lived well.
To live peaceably with all breeds good Metal is dangerous in a blind horse. blood.
Winter never rots in the sky. He who hath the charge of souls tran- God help the rich, the poor can beg. sports them not in bundles.
He that speaks me fair, and loves me not, Pains to get, care to keep, fear to lose. I will speak him fair, and trust him not.
When a lackey comes to hell, the devil He who preaches war is the devil's chaplocks the gates.
lan. He that tells his wife news is but newly The truest wealth is contentment with a married.
little. He who will make a door of gold, must A man's best fortune, or his worst, is a knock in a nail every day.
wife. If the brain fows not corn, it plants Marry in haste, and repent at leisure. thistles.
Sir John Barley-Corn is the strongest A woman conceals what she knows not. knight. Some evils are cured by contempt.
Like blood, like good, and like age, God deals his wrath by weight, but Make the happiest marriage. without weight his mercy.
Every ass thinks himself worthy to stand Follow not truth too near at the heels, with the king's horses. left it dash out your teeth.
A good beginning makes a good ending. Say to pleasure, gentle Eve, I will have One ounce of discretion, or of wisdom, none of ycur apple.
is worth two pounds of wit. Marry your daughters betimes, left they The devil is good, or kind, when he is marry themselves.
pleased. Every man's censure is usually first A fair face is half a portion. moulded in his own nature.
To forget a wrong is the best revenge. Suspicion is the virtue of a coward. Manners make the man.
Stay a while, that we may make an end Man doth what he can, God doth what the sooner.
he pleases. Let us ride fair and softly that we may Gold goes in at any gate except that of get home the sooner.
heaven. Debtors are liers.
Knaves and fools divide the world. Knowledge (or cunning) is no burthen. No great loss but may bring some little Dearths foreseen come not.
profit. A penny fpared is twice got.
When poverty comes in at the door, love Pension never enriched young men. leaps out at the window.
If things were to be done twice, all That suit is best that best fits me. would be wise.
If I had revenged every wrong, If the mother had never been in the I had not worn my skirts so long. oven, she would not have looked for her Self-love is a mote in every man's eye. daughter there.
That which is well done is twice done. The body is sooner well drested than the Use soft words and hard arguments. soul.
There is no coward to an ill conscience. Every one is a master, and a servant. He who makes other men afraid of his
No profit to honour, no honour to vir. wit, had need be afraid of their memories. tue or religion.
Riches are but the baggage of virtue. Every lin brings its panishment along He who defers his charities till his death, with it.
is rather liberal of another man's than of The devil divides the world between his own. atheism and superstition.
A wise man hath more ballast than fail. Good husbandry is good divinity.
Great men's promises, courtiers' oaths, Be reasonable and you will be happy. and dead men's fhoes, a man may look
It is better to please a fool than to anger for, but not trust to. him.
Be wise on this fide heaven. A fool, if he faith he will have a crab, The devil tempts ocheis, an idle man he will not have an apple.
tempts the devil.
Good looks buy nothing in the market. When flatterers meet, the devil goes to
He who will be his own master often dinner. hath a fool for his scholar.
'Tis a small family that hath neither That man is well bought who costo you a thief nor an harlot in it. but a compliment.
To give and to keep there is need of The greatest king must at last go to bed wit. with a shovel or spade.
A man never surfeits of too much hoHe only truly lives who lives in peace. nesty.
If wise men never erred, it would go Honour and ease are seldom bedfellows, hard with the fool.
Those husbands are in heaven whole Great virtue seldom descends.
wives do not chide. One wise (in marriage) and two He can want nothing who hath God for happy.
his friend. Almsgiving never made any man poor, Young men's knocks old men feel. nor robbery rich, nor prosperity wise. He who is poor when he is married
A fcol and his money are soon parted. shall be rich when he is buried.
Fear of hell is the true valour of a Of all tame beasts, I hate sluts. christian.
Giving much to the poor doth increase For ill do well, then fear not hell. a man's store.
The best thing in this world is to live That is my good that doth me good. a ove it.
An idle brain is the devil's shop. Happy is he who knows his follies in his God send us somewhat of our own when youth
rich men go to dinner. A thousand pounds and a bottle of hay, Let your purse still be your maffer. Will be all one at Doomsday.
Young men think old men fools; bot One pair of heels is sometimes worth old men know that young men are fools. two pair of hands.
Wit once bought is worth twice taugh. 'Tis good sleeping in a whole skin. A wise head makes'a close mouth. Enough is as good as a feast.
All foolish fancies are bought much too A fool's bolt is soon fhot.
dear. All is well that ends well.
Women's and children's wishes are the Even drink, ever dry.
aim and happiness of the more weak men. He who hath an ill name is half-hanged. Ignorance is better than pride with greatHarm watch, harm catch.
er knowledge. A friend's frown is better than a fool's The charitable man gives out at the smile.
door, and God puts in at the window. The easiest work and way is, To beware. Every man is a fool where he hath oct
If the best man's faults were written in considered or thought. his forehead, it would make him pull his He who angers others is not himself a: hat over his eyes.
ease. A man may be great by chance; but He dies like a beast who hath done no never wise, or good, without taking pains good while he lived. for it.
Heaven is not to be had by men's bareSuccess makes a fool seem wise, ly withing for it. All worldly joys go less
Patch and long sit, build and soon flit. To that one joy of doing kindnesses. One hour's sleep before midnight is
What fools say doth not much trouble worth two hours fleep after it. wife men.
Wranglers never want words. Money is a good servant, but an ill War is death's feast. master.
Idle lazy folks have most labour. Pleasure gives law to fools, God to the Knavery may serve a turn, but honekir wise.
is beft at the long-run. He lives indeed who lives not to himself A quick landlord makes a careful tenan, alone.
Look ever to the main chance. Good to begin well, better to end well. Will is the cause of woe.
There would be no ill langaage if it Welcome is the best chear. were not ill taken.
I will keep no more cats than what w Industry is Fortune's right-hand, and catch mice. frugality is her left.
Reprove others, but correct thyself. We tall lie all alike in our graves.
Once a knave and ever a knave.
Planting of trees is England's old thrift. whither goest thou? and, Penny, when
It is more painful to do nothing than wilt thou come again? something
'Tis worse to be an ill man than to be Any thing for a quiet life.
thought to be one. 'Tis great folly to want when we have A fool comes always sort of his reckonit, and when we have it not too.
ing. Fly pleasure, and it will follow thee. A young faint an old saint; and a young God's Providence is the surest and best devil an old devil. inheritance.
Wit is folly unless a wise man hath the That is not good language which all un- keeping of it. derstand not.
Knowledge of God and of ourselves is Much better lose a jest than a friend. the mother of true devotion, and the perIll-will never faid well.
fection of wisdom. He that hath some land must have some Afflictions are sent us from God for our labour.
good. Shew me a lier, and I will thew you a Confeffion of a fault makes half amends. thief.
Every man can tame a fhrew but he We must wink at small faults.
who hath her. Use legs and have legs.
'Tis better to die poor than to live poor. Keep your shop and your shop will keep Craft brings nothing home at the last. you.
Difcases are the intereft of pleasures. Every one should sweep before his own All covet, all lose. door.
Plain dealing is a jewel; but he who Much coin usually much care.
useth it will die a beggar. Good take-heed doth always speed. Honour bought is temporal fimony.
He who gets doth much, but he who Live, and let live, i.e. be a kind land'ord. keeps doth more.
Children are certain cares, but very unA pound of gold is better than an ounce certain comforts. of honour.
Giving begets love, lending usually less We think lawyers to be wise men, and sens it. they know us to be fools.
He is the wise, who is the honest man. Éaten bread is soon forgotten.
Take part with reason againit thy own When you see your friend, trust to your will or humour. self.
Wit is a fine thing in a wise man's hand. Let my friend tell my tale.
Speak not of my debts except you mean Mention not a rope in the house of one
to pay them. whose father was hanged.
Words instruct, but examples persuade Speak the truth and frame the devil. eficctually. God help the focl, quoth Pedly. ( An Idec ) He who lives in hopes dies a fool. Lend, and lose my money; to play fools. He who gives wisely sells to advantage.
Early to go to bed, and then early to Years know more than books. rise, makes men more holy, more healthy, Live so as you do mean to die. wealthy, and wise.
Go not to hell for comp.ny: Anger dies foon with a wise and good All earthly joys are empty bubbles, and man.
do make men boys. He who will not be counfulle?, cannot be Better unborn than untaught. helped
If thou do ill, the joy fades, not the God hath provided no remedy for wil- pains: if well, the pains do fade, the joy ful obitinacy.
remains. All vicé infatuates and corrupts the Always refuse the advice which pastion judgment.
gives. He who converfes with nobody, knows Nor say nor do that thing which anger nothing
prompts you to. There is no fool to the old fool.
Bear and forbear is mort and good phiA good wife makes a good husband. lofophy.
'Tis much better to be thought a fool Set out wisely at first; custom will make than to be a knave.
every virtue more easy and pleatan: to you One fool makes many.
than any vice can be. Penny, whence camelt trou? Penny, The best and noblest corquest is that of
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a man's own reason over his paflions and make a man rich on a sudden; little wil, follies.
little hame, and little honesty. He who Religion hath true lasting joys; weigh hath good health is a rich man, and doth all, and to
not kaow it. Give a wise man a hint, and If any thing have more, or such, let he will do the business well enough. A bad
agreement is better than a good law-fuit
. Whatever good thou doft, give God the The best watering is that which comes praise;
from heaven. When your neighbour's Who both the power and will first gave house is on fire carry water to your to thee.
own. Spare diet and no trouble keep
man in good healih. He that will § 152. Old Idalian Proverbs.
have no trouble in this world must not
be born in it. The maid is such as the He who seryrs God hath the best maf- is bred, and tow as it is fpun. He that ter in the world. Where God is there would believe he hath a great many nothing is ivanting: No man is greater friends, must try but few of them. Love in truth than he is in God's esteem. He bemires young men, and drowns the old. hath a good judgment who doth not rely Once in every ten years every man needs on his own. Wealth is not his who gets it, his neighbour. Aristotle faith, When you but his who enjoys it. He who converses can have any good thing take it : and Plato with nobody, is either a brute or an angel. faith, if you do not take it, you are a great Go not over the water where you cannot coxcomb.
From an ass you can get no. see the bottoin. He who lives disorderly thing but kicks and stench. Either say one year, doth not enjoy himself for nothing of the absent, or speak like a five years after. Friendships are cheap, friend. One man forewarned (or apprised when they are to be bought with pulling of a thing) is worth two. He is truly off
your hat. Speak well of your friend, happy who can make others happy too. A of your enemy neither well nor ill. The fair woman without virtue is like palled friendship of a great man is a on at the wine. Tell a woman she is wondrous fair, next door.
The money you refule will and the will soon turn fool. Paint and never do you good. A beggar's wallet is patches give offence to the husband, hopes a mile to the bottom. I once had, is a poor to her gallant. He that would be well spoken man. There are a great many asses without of himself, must not speak ill of others. He long ears. Aniron anvil should have a ham. that doth the kindness hath the noblest mer of feathers. He keeps his road well pleasure of the two. He who doth a kind. enough who gets rid of bad company. You neis to a good man, doth a greater to him. are in debt, and run in fircher; if you are seif. A man's hat in his hand never did not a lier yet, you will be one. The best him harm. One cap or hat more or less, throw upon the dice is to throw them away. and one quise of paper in a year, coft but 'Tis horribly dangerous to sleep near the little, and will make you many friends. gates of hell. He who thinks to cheat an- He who blames grandees endangers his other,cheats himself moit. Giving is going head, and he who prailes them muit tell a fishing. Too much prosperity makes molt many a lie. A wise man goes not on men fools. Dead men open the eyes of the board without due provision. Keep your living. No man's head aches while he mouth fhut, and your eyes open.
He comforts another. Bold and shamelefs who will stop every man's mouth mull men are masters of half the world. Every have a great deal of meal.
Wire meni one hatli enoegh to do to govern himself have their mouth in their hearts, fools their well. He who is an als, and takes heart in their mouth. Shew not to all the himself to be a ftag, when he comes to bottom either of your purse or of your leap the ditch finds his mistake. Praise mind. I heard one say lo, is half a lie
. doth a wise man good, but a fool harm. Lies have very short legs.
One lie No sooner is a law made but an eva. draws ten more after it. Keep company fion of it is found out. He who gives fair with good men, and you'll increale their words, feeds you with an empty spoon. number. He is a good man who is good for Three things coit dear; the caresies of himself, but he is good indeed who is a dog, the love of a miss, and the in- fo for others too. When you meet with a vitation of an hoit. Hunger never fails of virtuous man, draw his picture. He wlio a good cock. A man is valued as he keeps good men company may very
well makes himiölf valuable. Three littles bear their charges. He begins to gros