of cold, clammy, greasy entreés and flank dishes. In. deed, turning from the old to the modern style of serving dinners, is like turning from the scrutiny of Rembrandt's celebrated picture of the “ Anatomistat the Hague, to gaze on a picturesque “ Claude.”

At an old-fashioned country dinner, the removal of dishes and table-cloth is most tedious and oppressive. So much so, that when the dessert is at length fairly on the mahogany, the servants withdrawn, and the decanters put in motion, one is apt to commit a solecism, and paraphrase Shakspeare:

Now is the winter of our discontent
Made glorious summer by this handywork,




A SABBATH well spent
Brings a week of content,

And health for the toils of the morrow;
But a Sabbath profaned,
Whatsoe'er may be gained,

Is a certain forerunner of sorrow.


God helps them that help themselves.

Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labour wears; while the key often used is always bright.

If you love life, do not squander time; for that's the stuff that life is made of.

The sleeping fox catches no poultry, and there will be sleeping enough in the grave.

If time be above all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.

Lost time is never found again ; and what we call time enough, always proves little enough.

Sloth makes all things difficult; but industry, all easy.

He that riseth late must trot all day, and sball scarce overtake his business at night; while laziness travels so slowly, that poverty soon overtakes him.

He that lives upon hope will die fasting.

There are no gains without pains.

He that hath a trade, hath an estate; and he that hath a calling, hath an office of profit and honour.

At the working man's house, hunger looks in, but dare not enter.

Industry pays debts, but despair increaseth them.

Diligence is the mother of good luck.

One to-day is worth two to-morrows.

Have you somewhat to do to-morrow, do it to-day.

Let not the sun look down and say, Inglorious, here we list.

The cat in gloves catches no mice,

Employ thy time well if thou meanest to gain leisure; and, since thou art not sure of a minute, throw not away an hour.

Troubles spring from idleness, and grevious toils from needless ease; many without labour would live by their wits only, but they break for want of stock.

He that by the plough would thrive,
Himself must either hold or drive.

The cye of a master will do more work than the hands of two servants.

Want of care does us more damage than the want of knowledge.

Not to overlook workmen is to leave them your purse open.

If you

would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself.

If a man knows not how to save as he gets, he may keep his nose all his life to the grindstone, and not die worth a groat at last.

A fat kitchen maketh a lean will.


you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as of getting

Women, wine, game, and deceit,
Make the wealth small, and the want great.

What maintains one vice, would bring up two children.

Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.

Who dainties love, shall beggars prove.

Buy what thou hast no need of, and ere long thou shalt sell thy pecessaries.

It is foolish to lay out money in the purchase of repent


Wise men learn by others' harms: fools scarcely by their own.

After feasting cometh sorrow,
The glad night hath the weary morrow.

Silk and satins, scarlet and velvet, put out the kitchen fire.

A ploughman on his legs is higher than a gentleman on his knees.

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