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loves justice at another man's house; no- fool. Large trees give more Made than body cares for it at his own. He who fruit. True love and honour go always kecps 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 beit the conclusion, even forrows with bread are or finest 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, fill obscures, or blemishes, a thousand good desires more, and enjoys less. At a danger- qualities. He who hath gold hath fear, who ous passage give the precedency. The hath none, hath sorrow. An Arcadian ass, fickness of the body may prove the health who is laden with gold, and eats but ftraw. 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 Obstinacy is the worst, the most incurable thieves. The wise hand doth not all which of all sins. Lawyers gowns are lined with the foolish tongue faith. Let not your the wilfulness of their clients. Idleness is tongue say what your head may pay for. the mother of vice, the step-mother to all 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 bu. be for our good. He that would be master 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 pay. as others do. A fat physician, but a lean Arms carry peace along with them. A litmonk. Make yourself all honey, and the tle in peace and quiet is my heart's wish. flies will eat you up. Marry a wife, and He bears with others, and faith nothing, buy a horse from your neighbour. He is who would live in peace. One father is master of the world who despises it; its fufficient to govern an hundred chil. Slave who values it. This world is a cage dren, and an hundred children are not of fools. He who hath most patience sufficient to govern one father. The malbeft enjoys the world. If veal (or mut- ter is the eye of the house. The first 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 mad. but more so he who fears it. The more A rich country and a bad road. A good you think of dying, the better you will live. lawyer is a bad neighbour. He who pays He who oft thinks on death provides for well is master of every body's purie. the next life. Nature, time, and patience, Another man's bread coits very dear. are the three great physicians. When the Have you bread and wine? fing and be fhip is sunk every man knows how the merry. If there is but little bread, keep it might have been saved. Poverty is the in your hand; if but a little wine, drink worst guard for chastity. Affairs, like falt- often ; if but a little bed, go to bed fish, ought to lie a good while a soaking. early, and clap yourself down in the He who knows nothing is confident in middle. 'Tis good keeping his cloaths every thing. He who lives as he should, who goes to swim. A man's own opi. has all that he needs. By doing nothing, nion is never in the wrong. He who men learn to do ill. The best revenge is speaks little, needs but half so much brains to prevent the injury, Keep yourself from as another man. He who knows mott, the occasion, and God will keep you from commonly speaks leaft. Few men take the fins it leads to. One eye of the master his advice who talks a great deal. He sees 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 consider himself well, and he injured man. Extravagant offers are a will hold his peace. Eating little, and kind of denial. Vice is set off with the speaking little, can never do a man hurt. Madow or resemblance of virtue. The A civil answer to a rude speech costs Mądow of lord is an hat or cap for a not much, and is worth a great deal,


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 first 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 against him. The your purse-strings close, Fine words will wiser 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 moft, no patience, hath noching at all. No pa. is moit mistaken. The wise discourses of tienc?, 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 fowers. Woe to those preachers who think one's self wise; 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 just occasion. A wise man doth most is the least presuming or confithat at the first which a fool must do at dent. 'Tis more noble to make yourself the laft. 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 sins and their debts are more middle fin, and the end sorrow or repent. than 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 sides. Think much and goes in at the wide end of the horn, and often, speak little, and write less. Con- must come out at the narrow if he can. fider well, Who you are, What you do, Promising is not with design to give, but Whence you came, and Whither you are to please fools. Give no great credit to a to go. Keep your thoughts to yourself, great promiser. Prosperity is the worst let your mien be free and open. Drink enerny 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 must fall of course. himself in them as in a looking-glass. A He that parts with what he ought, loses no proverb is the child of experience. He thing by the shift. 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 care. juries 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 self shews 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, conwell is half done. He who is used to do sider not the few that are before, but the kindnesles, always finds them when he many that come behind you. Our religion stands in need. A wise lawver never goes and our language we suck in, with our to law himself. A luggard takes an bun. milk. Love, knavery, and neceflity, make dred steps 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 hulbandry is the first step towards riches. make it rain. I will do what I can, and a A stock once gotten, wealth grows up of little less, that I may hold out the better. its own accord. Wealth hides many a Trust some few, but beware of all men. great fault. Good ware was never dear, He who knows but little presently outs with nor a mifs ever worth the money the cofts. 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 with a little, is greit weith, and a son with no virtue at

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all all. Little wealth, and little care and luck, and you may lie in bed. He that trouble. The Roman conquers by fitting 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 diftaff 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 moft 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 so. 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 fickness. When a man is experience or wisdom to his heirs. Fools tumbling down, every faint lends a hand. learn to live at their own coft, the wise 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, saith Wo to man. One enenever sets his heart upon what he cannot my is too much for a man in a great poft, have. A lewd batchelor makes a jealous and an hundred friends are too few. Let husband. 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 scorn or disdain can do more, If you pains in order to live easily at last. He would have a thing kept secret, never th.t takes no care of himself, must not extell it to any one; and if you would not peet it from others. Industry nakes 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 noise. think well first what may be the conse- Mother-in-law and daughter-in-law are a quence of it. They are always felling tempest and hail-form. Jf pride were a wit to others who have least of it for them- deadly disease, how many would be now selves. He that gains time gains a great in their graves! He who cannot hold his poiot. 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 court is like fair weather filence 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 employs one ser- tabernacle set up for himself. Time is a vant in any businesses, hath him all there; file that wears, and makes no noise. Nowho employs two, hath half a servant; thing is so hard to bear well as prosperity. who three, hath never a one. Either Patience, time, and money, set 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 eitate, and to spend but title enough. The covetous man is the little of it. Abate two-thirds of all the bailiff, not the master, of his own eslate. reports 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 curl- three know it, all the world will know it ed pleasure that makes a man a fool. The too. Many have 100 much, but nobody soldier is well paid for doing mischief. A hath enough. An honelt man hath half soldier, fire, and water, soon make room as much more brains as he needs, a knave for themselves. A confidering, 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

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 ftands. He that would have a good re- hath children, all his morsels 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 else, 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 flour to the devil, and the either falls from a good poft, 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. Afflictions 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 what was tell' such a truth as every one will take for true. Do not all that you can do; spend 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 himfelf as he ought. He that would live we find in books. Virtue must be our long, must sometimes change his course trade and f{udy, not our chance. We of life. When children are little they shall 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- tise 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 desires have it not. A fool knows his own bufinothing 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 most men's master. Have a care of-Had by. He who eats bnt of one dish 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 master. 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 slave 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 whe 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 Thould 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 fell 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 unkilfully who vice. A great many pair of Ihoes are leaves God out of his reckoning. Nou worn out before men do all they say. A

great great many words will not fill a purse. do evil to get good by it, which never yet Make a slow answer to an halty question. happened to any. That pleasure's much Self-praise is the ground of hatred. Speak. too dear which is bought with any pain. ing evil of one another is the fifth element To live poor that a man may die rich, is to men are made up of. When a man speaks be the king of fools, or a fool in grain. you fair, look to your purse. Play not with Good wine makes a bad head, and a long a man till you hurt him, nor jeft till you story. Be as easy as you can in this world, Mame him. Eating more than you should provided you take good care to be happy at once, makes you eat less afterward. He in the next. Live well, and be cheerful. makes his grief light who thinks it so. He A man knows no more to any purpose than thinks but ill who doth not think twice of he practises. He that doch moit at once, a thing. He who goes about a thing him- doth leait. He is a wretch whose hopes felf, hath a mind to have it done; who are all below. Thank you, good puss, sends another, cares not whether it be done itarved my cat. No great good comes or no. There is no discretion in love, nor without looking after it. Gather the rose, counsel in anger. Wishes never can fill a and leave the thorn behind. He who fack. The first step a man makes towards would be rich in one year is hang. being good, is to know he is not so already. ed at fix months end. He who hath He who is bad to his relations is worst to a mouth will certainly eat. Go early to himself. 'Tis good to know our friends' the market, and as late as ever you can to a failings, but not to publish them. A man battle. The barber learns to thave at the may see his own faults in those which others beards of foo's. He who is lucky (or rich) do. 'Tis the virtue of saints to be always passes for a wise man too. He commands going on from one kind and degree of vir enough who is ruled by a wise man. He tue to another. A man may talk like a who reveals his secret makes himself a wife man, and yet act like a fool. Every slave. Gaming shews what metal a man one thinks he hath more than his mare of is made of. How can the cat help it if brains. The first chapter (or point) of the maid be a fool? Fools grow up apace fools is to think they are wise men. Dir without any watering. God supplies him cretion, or a true judgment of things, is with more who lays out his estate well. the parent of all virtue. Chastity is the The printing-press is the mother of errors. chief and most charming beauty. Little Let me see your man dead, and I will tell conscience and great diligence make a you how rich he is. Men jive one half of rich man, Never count four except you the year with art and d.ceit, and the other have them in your bag. Open your door half with deccit and art. Do yourself a to a fair day, but make yourself ready kindness, Sir. [The beggar's phrase for for a foul one. A little too late is too late Give alms. I was well, wooid be better; fill. A good man is ever at home where took phyfic, and died. [On a monument.) ever he chance to be. Building is a word All row galley-wise; every man draws tothat men pay dear for. If you would be wards himself. He uho hath money and healthful, clothe yourself warm, and eat capers is provided for Lent. A proud man Iparingly. Rich men are flaves condemn- hath vexation or fretting enough. He who ed to the mines. Many men's estates buys by the penny keeps his own house come in at the door, and go out at the and other men's 100. Tell me what comchimney. Wealth is more dear to men pany you keep, and I will tell you what than their blood or life is. Foul dirty you do. At a good pennyworth pause a water makes the river great. That while. He who doth his own business doth great saint interest rules the world alone. not foul his fingers. 'Tis gocd feasting at Their power and their will are the mea- other men's houses. A wise man makes a fures princes take of right and wrong. virtue of what he cannot help. Talk but In governing others you must do what you little, and live as you should do. can do, not all you would do. A wise man will stay for a convenient season, and

§ 153. . Old Spanish Proverbs. will bend a little, rather than be torn up by the roots. Ever buy your wit at other He is a rich man who hath God for his men's charges. You must let your phlegm friend. He is the best scholar who hath fubdue your choler, if you would not spoil learned to live well. A handful of motheryour business. Take not physic when you wit is worth a bushel of learning. When are well, leit you die to be better. Do not all men say you are an ass, 'tis time to


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