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Good looks buy nothing in the market. When flatterers meet, ihe devil goes to

Ile who will be his own master ofien dinner. hath a fool for a scholar.

"Tis a small family that hath neither a That man is well bought who costs you 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 wit. bed 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 lionour and ease are seldom bedfellows. hard with the foo!.

Those husbands are in heaven wbose Great virtue seldom desconds.

wives do not chide. One wise (in marriage) and two lle can want nothing who hath God for happy.

his friend. Almsgiving never made any man poor, Young men's knocks old men fecl. nor robbery, rich, nor prosperity wise. He who is poor when he is married,

A fool 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 the


doth increase For ill do well, then fear not kell. a man's storc.

The best thing in the world is to live That is my good that doth me good. above it.

An idle brain is the devil's shop. i lappy is he who knows his follies in God send us somewhat of our own when his youth.

rich men go to dinner. A thousand pounds and a bottle of hay, Let

your purse still be your master. Will be all one at Doomsday.

Young men think old men fools; but One pair of heels is sometimes worth old men know that young men are fools. two pair of hunds.

Wit once bought, is worth twice taught. "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 shot.

dear. All is well that ends well.

Women's and children's wishes are the Ever drink ever dry.

aim and happiness of the more weak men. He who hath an ill name is hall hanged. Ignorance is better than pride with Ilarin watch, harm catch.

greater 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 bath not line best man's faults were written on considered or thought. his forchiad it would make him pull his Ile who angers others is not himself at hat ove bis eyes.

ease. A man may be great by chance; but lle dies like a beast who bath done no never wise, or good, without taking pains good wbile he lived. for it.

Heaven is not to be had by men's Success makes a fool scem wise. barely wishing 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 sleep after it. wise men.

Wranglers never want words. Money is a good servant but an ill mas- War is death's feast. ter.

Idle lazy folks have most labour. Pleasure gives law to fools, God to the Knavery may serve a turn, but honesty wisc.

is best at the long run. He lives indeed who lives not to him

A quick landlord makes a careful tenant. self 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 language if it Welcome is the best cheer. were not ill taken.

I will keep no more cats than what will Industry is Fortune's right band, and catch mice. frugality is her left.

Reprove others, but correct thyself. ilic shall all lie alike in our graves. Once a knave and ever a knave.


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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 short of his reckit, and when we have it not too.

oning. Fly pleasure, and it will follow thec. A young saint an old saint; and a

God's providence is the surest and best young devil and an old devil. inberitance.

Wit is folly unless a wise man hath the That is not good language which all kerping of it. understand not.

knowledge of God and ourselves is Much better lose a jest than a friend. the mother of true devotion, and the perIll-will never said well.

fection of wisdom. lle that hath some land must have some A 1Hictions are sent us from God for labour.

our good. Shew me a liar and I will shew you a Confession of a fault makes half amends. thief.

Every man can tame a shrew 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 Craft brings nothing home at the last. keep you.

Diseases are the interest of pleasures. Every one should sweep before his own All covet, all lose. door.

Plain-dealing is a jewel ; but who useth Much coin usually much care.

it will die a beggar. Good take heed doth always speed. Ilonour bought is temporal simony.

Ile who gets doth much, but he who Live, and let live, i, e. be a kind landkceps doth more.

lord, A pound of gold is better than an Children are certain cares,

but ounce of honour.

certain comforts. We think lawyers to be wise men, and Giving begets love, lending usually lesthey know us to be fools. Eaten bread is soon forgotten.

Ile is the wise, who is the honest man. When you see your friend, trust to Take part with reason against thy own yourself.

will or humour. Let my friend tell my tale.

Wit is a fine thing in a wise man's Mention not a rope in the house of one hand. whose father was banged.

Speak not of my debts except you mean Speak the truth and shame the devil. God help the fool, quoth Pedly. (An Words instruct, but examples persuade

effectually. Lend and lose my money; so play fools. Ile who lives in hopes dies a fool,

Early to go to bed, and then carly to Ile who gives wisely sells to advantage. rise, make man more holy, more healthy, Years know more than books. wealthy, and wise.

Live so as you do mean to die. Anger dies soon with a wise and good Go not to hell for company.

All earthly joys are empty bubbles, and He who will not be counselled, cannot do make men boys.

Better unborn than untaught. God hath provided no remedy for wil- If thou do ill, the joy tales, not the ful obstinacy:

pains; if well, the pains do fade, the joy All vice infatuates and corrupts the remains. judgment.

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


say nor do that thing which anger There is no fool to the old fool. prompts you to. A good wife makes a good husband. Bear and forbear is short and good phi

"Tis much better to be thought a fool losophy. than to be a knave.

Set out wisely at first; custom wi!' One fool makes many.

make every virtue more easy and plım Penny, whence camest thou? Penny, to you than any vice can be.

sens it.

to pay them.



be helped.

to thee.

The best and noblest conquest is that make a rich man on a sudden; little wit, of a man's own reason over his passions little shame, and little honesty. He who and follies.

hath good health is a rich man, and doth Religion hath true lasting joys; weigh not know it. Give a wise man a hint, and all, and so

he will do the business well enough. A bad If any thing have more, or such, let agreement is better than a good law-suit. heaven go.

The best watering is that which comes Whatever good thou dost, give God the from heaven. When your neighbour's praise,

house is on fire, carry water to your Who both the power and will first gave own. Spare diet and no trouble keep

a man in good health. He that will

have no trouble in this world must not $ 152. Old Italian Proverbs.

be born in it. The maid is such as she Ile who serves God hath the best mas- is bred, and tow as it is spun. He that ter in the world. Where God is, there would believe he hath a great many nothing is wanting. 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 necils on his own. Wealth is not his who gets it, bis neighbour. Aristotle saith, When you but his who enjoys it. He who converses can have any good thing take it; and with nobody, is either a brute or an angel. Plato saith, if you do not take it, you are Go not over the water where you cannot a great coxcomb. From an ass you can see the bottom. He who lives disorderly get nothing but kicks and stench. Either one year, doth not enjoy himself for say 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 bat. Speak well of your friend, happy who can make others bappy too. of your enemy neither well nor ill. The A fair woman without virtue is like pallfriendship of a great man is a lion at the ed wine. Tell a woman she is wondrous next door,

The money you refuse will fair, and she will soon turn fool. Paint never do you good. A beggar's wallet is and patches give offence to the husband, a mile to the bottom. I once had, is a poor hopes to her gallant. He that would be man. There are a great many asses without well spoken of himself, must not speak ill longcars. Aniron anvil should liave a ham- of others. Ile that doth the kindness hath mer of feathers. He keeps his road well the noblest pleasure of the two. Ile who enough who gets rid of bad company. You doth a kindness to a good man, doth a are in debt, and run in farther; if

greater to himself. A man's hat in his not a liar yet, you will be one. The best hand never did him harm. One cap or hat throw upon the dice is to throw them away. more or less, and one quire of paper in a 'Tis horribly dangerous to sleep near the year, cost but little, and will make you gates of hell. He who thinks to cheat ano. many friends. He who blames grandes ther, cheats himself most. Giving is endangers his head, and he who praises going a fishing. Too much prosperity them must tell many a lie. A wise maa makes most men fools. Dead men open goes not on board without due provision. the eyes of the living. No man's head Keep your mouth shut, and your eyes aches while he comforts another.

He who will stop every man's and shameless men are masters of half the mouth must have a great deal of meal. world. Every one hath enough to do to Wise men have their mouth in their govern himself well. He who is an ass, hearts, fools their hearts ia their mouth. and takes himself to be a stag, when he Shew not to all the bottom either of your comes to leap the ditch finds his mistake, purse or of your mind. I heard one say so, Praise doth a wise man good, but a fool is half a lie. Lies have very short legs. harm. No sooner is the law made but an One lie draws ten more after it. Keep evasion of it is found out. He who gives company with good men and you'll infair words, feeds you with an empty spoon. crease their number. He is a good man Three things cost dear; the caresses of who is good for himself, but ce is good a dog, the love of a miss, and the in- indeed who is so for others too. When vitation of an host. Hunger never fails you meet with a virtuous man, draw bis of a good cook. A man is valued as he picture. He who keeps good men commakes himself valuable. Three littles pany may very well bear their charges.


you are

Bold open.

He begins to grow bad who takes him- second company, the third heresy. A self to be a good man. He is far from a doctor and a clown know more than a docgood man who strives not to grow better. tor alone. Hard upon hard never makes Keep good men company, and fall not a good wall. The example of good men out with the bad. He who throws away is visible philosophy. One ill example his estate with his hands, goes afterwards spoils many good laws. Every thing may to pick it up on his feet. "Tis a bad house be, except a ditch without a bank. He that hath not an old man in it. To crow who throws a stone against God, it falls well and scrape ill is the devil's trade. upon his own head. He who plays me Be ready with your bat, but slow with one trick shall not play me a second. Do your purse. A burthen which one chuses what you ought, and let what will come is not felt. The dearer such a thing is on it. By making a fault you may learn the better pennyworth for me. Suppers to do better. The first faults are theirs kill more than the greatest doctor ever who commit them, all the following are cured. All the wit in the world is not in his who doth not punish them. He who one head. Let us do what we can and would be ill served, let him keep good ought, and let God do his pleasure. "Tis. store of servants. To do good still make better to be condemned by the college of no delay; for life and time slide fast physicians than by one judge. Skill and away. A little time will serve to do ill. assurance are an invincible couple. The, He who would have trouble in this life, fool kneels to the distafl. Knowing is let him get either a ship or a wife. He worth nothing, unless we do the good who will take no pains will never build we know. A man is half known when a house three stories high. The best of you see him, when you hear him speak the game is, to do one's business and talk you know him all out. Write down the little of it. The Italian is wise before he advice of him who loves you, though you undertakes a thing, the German while he like it not at present. Be slow to give ad- is doing it, and the Frenchman when it is vice, ready to do any service. Both anger over. In prosperity we need moderation, and haste hinder good counsel. Give nei- in adversity patience. Prosperous men sa. ther counsel nor saltuill you are asked for it. crifice not, i. e. they forget God. Great The fool never thinks higher than the prosperity and modesty seldom go togetop of his house. A courtier is a slave in ther. Women, wine, and horses, are ware a 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 loss. Of mo. love means. Ile 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 say. Money siders the end, restrains all evil inclinais his servant who knows how to use it as tions. He who hath the longest sword is he should, his master who doth not. ”Tis always thought to be in the right. There better to give one shilling than to lend lies no appeal from the decision of fortune, twenty. Wise distrust is the parent of Lucky men need no counsel. Three security. Mercy or goodness alone makes things only are well done in haste; flying us like to God. So much only is mine, from the plague, escaping quarrels, and as I either use myself or give for God's catching fleas. 'Tis better it should be sake. He who is about to speak evil of said, Here he ran away, than Here he was another, let him first well consider him- slain. The sword from heaven above falls self. Speak not of me unless you know not down in haste. The best thing in me well; think of yourself ere aught of gaming is, that it be but little used. Play, me you tell. One day of a wise man is women, and wine, make a man laugh till worth the whole life of a fool. What you he dies of it. Play or gaming hath the give shines still, what you eat smells ill devil at the bottom. The devil goes shares next day. Asking costs no great matter. in gaming. He who doth not rise early A woman that loves to be at the window never does a good day's work. He who is like a bunch of grapes in the highway. hath good health is young, and he is rich A woman and a glass are never out of who owes nothing. If young men had danger. A woman and a cherry are wit, and old men strength enough, every painted for their own harm. The best thing might be well done. He who will furniture in the house is a virtuous wo- have no judge but himself, condemns The first wife is matrimony, the himself. Learning is folly unless a good


may pay for.

judgment hath the management of it. shadow of a lord is an hat or cap for a Every man loves justice at another man's fool. Large trees give more shade than house ; nobody cares for it at his own. fruit. True love and honour go alway's He who keeps company with great men together. lle who would please every is the last at the table, and the first at any body in all be doth, troubles himself and toilor danger. Everyone hath his cricket contents nobody. Happy is the man who in his head, and makes it sing as he pleases. doth all the good he talks of. That is best In the conclusion, even sorrows with bread or finest which is most fit or seasonable. are good. When war begins, hell gates He is a good orator who prevails with are set oper).

Ile that hath nothing knows himsell. One pair of ears will drain dry nothing, and he that bath nothing is no- an hundred tongues. A great deal of pride body. He who hath more hath more obscures, or blemishes, a thousand good care, still desires more, and enjoys Jess. qualities. Ile who hath gold hath fear, At a dangerous passage give the prece. who hath none bath sorrow. An Arcadian dency. The sickness of the body may ass, who is laden with gold, and eats but prove the health of the soul.

Working in straw. The hare catched the lion in a net your calling is half praying. An ill book of gold. Obstinacy is the worst the most is the worst of thieves. The wise hand incurable of all sins. Lawyers' gowns are doth not all which the foolish tongue saith. lined with the willulness of their clients. Let not your tongue say what your bead Idleness is the mother of vice, the step

The best armour is to keep mother to all virtues. lie who is emplosout of gunshot. The good woman doch ed is tempted by one devil; he who is idle not say will you have this but gives it by an hundred. An idle man is a bolster you. That is a good misfortune which for the devil. Idleness buries a man alive. comes alone.

He who doth no ill hath lle that makes a good war hath a good nothing to fear. No ill befalls us but peace. He who troubles not himself with what may be for our good. Ile that would other men's business gets peace and ease be master of his own must not be bound thereby. Where peace is, ihere God is or for another. Eat after your own fashion, dwells. The world without peace is the clothe yourself as others do. A fat phy- soldier's pay. Arms carry peace along sician but a lean monk. Make yourself with them. A little in peace and quiet is all honey and the fies will eat you up. my heart's wish. He bears with others, Marry a wife, and buy a horse from and saith nothing who would live in your neighbour.

He is master of the peace. One father is sufficient to govern world who despiseth it; a slave who values an hundred children, and an hundred it. This world is a cage of fools. He children are not sufficient to govern one who bath most patience best enjoys the father. The master is the eye of the house. world. If veal (or mutton) could lly, no The first service a bad child doth his fawild fowl could come near it. He is un- ther, is to make him a fool; and the next is happy who wishes to dic ; but more so he to make him mad. A rich country and a who fears it. The more you think of bad road. A good lawyer is a bad neighdying, the better you will live. lle who bour. Ile who pays wellis master of every oft thinks on death provides for the next body's purse. Another man's bread cosis life. Nature, time, and patience, are the very dear. Ilave you bread and wine? three great physicians. When the ship is sing and be merry. If there is but little sunk every man knows how she might bread, keep it in your band ; if but a little have been saved. Poverty is the worst wine drink often; if but a little bed, go guard for chastity. Affairs like salt-fish to bed early and clap yourself down in the ought to lie a good while a soaking. He middle. "Tis good keeping his clothes who knows nothing is confident in every who goes to swim. A man's own opinion thing. Ile who lives as he should, has all is never in the wrong. Ile who speaks that he needs. By doing nothing, men little, needs but half so much brains as learn to do ill. The best revenge is to another man. Ile who knows most comprevent the injury. Keep yourself from monly speaks least. Few men take bis the occasion, and God will kcep you from advice who talks a great deal. Jle ibar the sins it leads to. One eye ofthe master is going to speak ill of another, let bim sees more than four eyes of his servant, consider himself well and he will hold He who doth the injury never forgives his peace. Eating little, and speaking the injured man. Extravagant offers are little, can never do a man hurt. A a kind of denial. Vice is set off with the civil answer to a rude speech costs not shadow or resemblance of virtue. The much and is worth a grcat

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