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Counsels in wine seldom prosper.
He that will not be counselled cannot be helped.
Courtesy on one side never lasts long.
Courts have no almanacks.
A friend at court is better than a penny in the purse.
Craft bringeth nothing home.
To a crazy ship all winds are contrary.
Credit lost is like a Venice glass broken.
He that has lost his credit is dead to the world.
No man ever lost his credit, but he who had it not.
He getteth a great deal of credit who payeth but a small debt.
Crooked logs make straight fires.

Crosses are ladders that lead to heaven.
Carrion crows bewail the dead sheep, and then eat them. Ital.
Cruelty is a tyrant always attended with fear.
Who is a cuckold, and conceals it, carries coals in his bosom.-

Span. Quien es cornudo, y calla, en el corazon trae un

ascua. Let every

cuckold wear his own horns. In rain and sunshine cuckolds go to heaven. A cut-purse is a sure trade, for he hath ready money when his work is done.

D. You dance in a net, and think nobody sees you. When all is gone and nothing left, What avails the dagger with dudgeon-heft ? The danger past, and God forgotten. No day passeth without some grief. A bad day never hath a good night. Every day has its night, every weal its woe. Danish. Deaf men go away with the injury. It's a wicked thing to make a deurth one's garner. Death keeps no calendar. Men fear death as children to go in the dark. Better to go to bed supperless than to get up in debt. Span. He that gets out of debt, grows

rich. Deeds are fruits, words are but leaves. Deeds are males, and words are females.— Ital. I fatti song

maschi, le parole femine. Desires are nourished by delays.


He loseth his thanks who promiseth and delayeth. Gratia al

officio, quod mora tardat, abest. A man may lose his goods for want of demanding them. Op

tima nomina non appellando fiunt mala.
First deserve, and then desire.
Desert and reward seldom keep company.
Discreet women have neither eyes nor ears. Fr.
Sweet discourse makes short days and nights.
Diseases are the tax on pleasures.
All her dishes are chafing-dishes.
The devil is not always at one door.
It's an ill battle where the devil carries the colours.
Diversity of humours breedeth tumours.
A man may cause his own dog to bite him.
The dog who hunts foulest, hits at most faults.
When a dog is drowning, every one offers him water.-Fr.

Quand un chien se noye, chacun lui offre à boire.
Dogs way their tails not so much in love to you as to your

bread. Span. Dogs gnaw bones because they cannot swallow them. Ital. Do what thou ought, let come what may. A noble house-keeper needs no doors. Do as the friar saith, not as he doth. Span. A great dowry is a bed full of brambles. "Span. Fine dressing is a foul house swept before the windows. He was hang'd that left his drink behind. Who loseth his due getteth no thanks.



Go early to the fish-market, and late to the shambles. Span.
Wider ears and a short tongue.
Think of ease, but work on.
That which is easily done is soon believed.
Who eats his dinner alone, must saddle his horse alone. Span.

Quien solo come su gallo, solo ensille su cavallo.
Eat to live, but do not live to eat.
You cannot hide an eel in a sack.
Good to begin well, better to end well,
In the end things will mend.


He that endureth, is not overcome.
No man knows better what good is, than he that has endured

evil. If you would make an enemy, lend a man money, and ask it of

him again. Port.
For a flying enemy make a silver bridge. Span.
Envy never enriched any man.
Of evil grain no good seed can come.
Bear with evil, and expect good.
Evil gotten, evil spent. Malè parta malè dilabuntur.
That which is evil is soon learnt.
Evil that cometh out of thy mouth flieth into thy bosom.

Who hath a fair wife, needs more than two eyes.
Fair is not fair, but that which pleaseth.-Ital. Non è bello

quel ch'è bello ma è bello quel che piace. A fair woman, and a slash'd gown, find always some nail in

the way. Ital. One may sooner fall than rise. Fall not out with a friend for a trifle. If I were to fall backwards, I should break my nose.--Ital.

i. e. I am so foiled in every thing I undertake. It is a poor family that hath neither a whore nor a thief in it. A fat house-keeper nakes lean executors, A fat kitchen, a lean will.-Ital. Grassa cucina magro tes

tamento. Every one basteth the fat hog, while the lean one burneth. Teach your father to get children. Such a father such a son. Span. The faulty stands on his guard. Every one's faults are not written on their foreheads. Better pass a danger once than be always in fear. Ital. Fear not the loss of the bell more than the loss of the steeplc. Reckon right, and February hath thirty-one days. He that hath a fellow-ruler hath an over-ruler. Fiddler's fare ; meat, drink, and money. Take heed you find not that you do not seek. Itul. Well may he smell of fire whose gown burneth. The first dish pleaseth all.




Take your wife's first advice, not her second. Span.
Make not fish of one and flesh of another.
Fish follow the bait.
Fish make no broth.
In the deepest water is the best fishing.
He that is suffered to do more than is fitting, will do more

than is lawful.
No man can flay a stone.
One flower makes no garland.
No one is a fool always ; every one sometimes.
A fool is fulsome.
A fool demands much; but he's a greater that gives it.
Fools tie knots, and wise men loose them.
If fools went not to market, bad ware would not be sold.

Span. One fool makes an hundred. Span. If you play with a fool at home, he'll play with you in the

market. None but fools and fiddlers sing at their meat. Better a bare foot than no foot at all. Forgive any sooner than thyself. Fr. Ital. The foremost dog catcheth the hare. The persuasion of the fortunate sways the doubtful. When fortune smiles, take the advantage. He who hath no ill fortune, is cloyed with good. He that will deceive the fox, must rise betimes.-Span. Quien

el diablo de enganar, de mañana se ha de levantar. When the fox is asleep, nothing falls into his mouth. Fr.

Au regnard endormi rien ne cheut en la gueule. Foxes, when they cannot reach the grapes, say they are not

ripe. The best mirror is an old friend.- Span. No ay mejor espejo

que el amigo viejo. Life without a friend is death without a witness. Span. Pida

sin amigo, muerte sin testigo. Make not thy friend too cheap to thee, nor thyself to tly

friend. When a friend asketh, there is no to-morrow.— Spusi. Quando

amigo pide no ay mañana. A friend is not so soon gotten as lost.

Have but few friends, though many acquaintances. Span.

Conocidos muchos, amigos pocos.
In time of prosperity, friends will be plenty ;
In time of adversity, not one amongst twenty.
A tree is known by its fruit, and not by its leaves.
The further we go, the further behind.

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Who would be a gentleman, let him storm a town.
It's not the gay coat makes the gentleman.
He giveth twice that gives in a trice. Bis dat qui cito dat.
A gift long waited for is sold, and not given. Dono molto

aspetatto, è venduto, non donato. Ital.
Giving is dead now-a-days, and restoring very sick.
Who gives thee a capon, give him the leg and the wing. Span.
To give and keep there is need of wit.
A man of gladness seldom falls into madness.
What your glass tells you will not be told by counsel.
He that hath a head made of glass must not throw stones at

another. Span. Si teneys la cabeça de vidro, no o tomeys à

pedradas co-migo. Who hath glass-windows must take heed how he throws

stones .-Span. To understand this proverb, it is neces-
sary to remark, that, owing to the heat of the climate,

the windows in Spain are seldom glazed.
Do not say go, but gae ; i. e. go thyself.
God deprives him of bread who likes not his drink.
God healeth, and the physician hath the thanks.
Get thy spindle and thy distaff ready, and God will send thee

fax: i. e. Let us do our duty, and refer the rest to God's

God cometh with leaden feet, but striketh with iron hands.
When God pleases it rains with every wind. Port.
God comes at last when we think he is farthest off. Ital.
God hath often a great share in a little house. Fr.
God, our parents, and our master, can never be requited. I'r.
No lock will hold against the power of gold. Span.
You may speak with your gold, and make other tongues
dumb. Where gold speaks every tongue is silenced.— Itub.

Dove T'oro parla, ogni lingua tace.

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