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God help the rich, the poor can beg.
Riches are but the baggage of fortune.
When riches increase, the body decreaseth. For most men grote

old before they grow rich. Riches are like muck, which stink in a heap, bet spread

abroad, make the earth fruitful. It's easy to rob an orchard when none keeps it. A rugged stone grows smooth from hand to hand. Rule lust, temper the tongue, and bridle the belly. Better to rule than be ruled by the rout. The rusty sword and empty purse plead performance of covenants.

S. It's a bad sack will abide no clouting. When it pleaseth not God, the saint can do little.-Span.

Quando Dios no quiere, el santo no puede. Salmon and sermon have their season in Lent. Fr. A sceptre is one thing, a ladle another. Alia res sceptrum, alia

plectrum. You pay more for your schooling than your learning is worth. Who robs a scholar, robs twenty men. For commonly he bor.

rows a cloak of one, a sword of another, a pair of boots of a
third, a hat of a fourth, &c.
Who hath a scold hath sorrow to his sops.
Being on the sea, sail ; being on the land, settle.
They complain wrongfully of the sea who twice suffer shipwreck.
Every thing is good in its season.
Would you know secrets, search for them in grief or pleasure.
He who seeketh trouble never misseth it.
A man must sell his ware at the rates of the market.
He who serves well need not be afraid to ask his wages.
The groat ie ill saved that shames the master.
It's a foolish sheep that makes the wolf his confessor. Ital.
Ships fear fire more than water.
A great ship asks deep waters.
Judge not of a ship as she lieth on the stocks.- Ital. Non

giudicar la nave, stando in terra.
The chamber of sickness is the chapel of devotion.
Silence seldom doth harm.
Silence is the best ornament of a woman.

Silks and satins put out the fire in the kitchen.
He that sings on Friday shall weep on Sunday.
The singing-man keeps his shop in his throat. Span.
Sit in your place, and none can make


rise. If size-cinque will not, duce ace cannot, then quatre trey puust. i. e. The middle sort bear public burdens, taxes, &c. most.

Deux ace non possunt et size-cinque solvere nolunt ;

Est igitur notum quatre trey solvere totum. Slander leaves a score behind it. Calumniare fortiter aliquid

adhærebit. He who desireth to sleep soundly, let him buy the bed of a

bankrupt. Span.
Sloth turneth the edge of wit.
Better the last smile than the first laughter.
A smiling boy seldom proves a good servant.
The smith and his penny are both black.
Whether you boil snow or pound it, you wili have but water

from it.
Sorrow is good for nothing but sin.
When sorrow is asleep wake it not.
Soldiers in peace are like chimnies in summer.
Who sows his corn in the field trusts in God.
He that speaks me fair and loves me not,

I'll speak him fair, and trust him not.
He that speaks doth sow,

he that holds his


Speech is the picture of the mind.
Spend and be free, but make no waste.
To a good spender God is the treasurer.
The Jews spend at Easter, the Moors at marriages, and the

Christians in suits of law. Ital.
He who more than he's worth doth spend,

Makes a rope his life to end.
He who spends more than he should,

Sha'l not have to spend when he would.
Who hath spice enough, may season his meat as he pleaseth.
A man must not spoil the pheasant's tail.-Ital. If a mau

tell a story, he should tell it truly. It's a poor sport that is not worth the candle. The best of the sport is to do the deed, and say nothing. That which will not be spun, let it not come between the spindle and the distaff.

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They steal the hog, and give away the feet in alms.--Spon.

Hurtar el puerco, y dar los pies por Dios. A reflection upon

those who are charitable with the wealth of others. Steal the goose, and give the giblets in alms. Step after step the ladder is ascended. Who hath none to still him, may weep out his eyes. The stillest humours are always the worst. Who remove stones, bruise their fingers. Who hath skirts of straw, needs fear the fire. Span. Stretch your legs according to your coverlet. It's better to be stung by a nettle than pricked by a rose. Spuste I sucked not this out of my fingers' ends. Though the sun shines, leave not your cloak at home. In

every country the sun riseth in the morning. He deserves not the sweet that will not taste the sour.

T. THE table robs more than the thief. Talk much, and err much. Span. Talking pays no toll. They talk of Christmas so long, that it comes. The taste of the kitchen is better than the smell. To him that hath lost his taste, sweet is sour. Who hath aching teeth hath ill tenants. A thin meadow is soon mowed. Think much, speak little, and write less. The thorn comes forth with his point forwards. He who scatters thorns let him not go barefoot. Ital. The thought hath good legs, and the quill a good tongue. Its. A thousand pounds and a bottle of hay is all one thing at

doom's-day. There are more threatened than struck. He who dies of threats must be rung to church by farts. He that is thrown would ever wrestle. When it thunders, the thief becomes honest. T'he tide will fetch away what the ebb brings. Time is the rider that breaks youth. Every one puts his fault on the times. Soon todd, soon with God. A northern proverb, whon a chili

hath teeth too soon. A long tongue is a sign of a short hand.

Better that the feet slip than the tongue.
He that strikes with his tongue must ward with his head. Fr.
The tongue's not steel, yet it cuts.
The tongue breaketh bone, though itself have none.
The tongue talks at the head's cost.
Let not your tongue cut your

throat. Arab.
Too much breaks the bag. Span.
Too much scratching pains, too much talking plagues. Fr.
Trade is the mother of money.
Trade knows neither friends nor kindred, Ital.
A tradesman who geta not, loseth.
When the tree is fallen, every one goeth to it with his hatchet.
Truth and oil are ever above. Span.

[Fr. Truth hath a good face, but bad clothes. Follow truth too close at the heels, 'twill strike out your teeth.

U, V.
No cut like unkindness.
Unknown, unkissed.
Unminded, unmoaned.
Under water, famine ; under snow, bread. Ital.
Valour that parleys is near yielding.
Valour can do little without discretion.

Vis consilii exper:
mole ruit sua. Parvi sunt foris arma nisi sit consilium domi.
That's not good language that all understand not.
Who has not understanding, let him have legs. Ital
Where men are well used, they'll frequent there.




He that waits on another man's trencher, makes many a late

dinner. For want of a nail the shoe is lost, for want of a shoe the horse

is lost, for want of a horse the rider is lost.
War is death's feast.
Who preacheth war is the devil's chaplain.
War makes thieves, and peace hangs them. Fr. Ital.
War, hunting, and law, are as full of trouble as pleasure.
He that makes a good war, makes a good peace.
He is wise enough that can keep himself warm.
Good watch prevents misfortune.


He that hath a head of wax must not walk in the sun.
Where it is weakest there the thread breaketh.
Wealth, like rheum, falls on the weakest parts.
The greatest wealth is contentment with a little.
The gown is her’s that wears it, and the world is his who

enjoys it.
Change of weather is the discourse of fools. Span.
Expect not fair weather in winter on one night's ice.
He that goeth out with often loss,
At last comes home by weeping cross.
Weight and measure take away strife.
He that doth well wearieth not himself.
Well to work, and make a fire,
Doth both care and skill require.
Such a welcome, such a farewell.
Welcome death, quoth the rat, when the trap fell down.
As welcome as flowers in May.
I wept when I was born, and every day shews why.
The worst wheel of a cart creaks most. i. e. The least

capable of the company engrosses the discourse. Whores affect not you but your money. Whoring and bawdry do often end in beggary. A man's best fortune or his worst is a wife. He that lets his wife go to every feast, and his horse drink at

every water, shall neither have good wife nor good horse.

Ital. or thus ;
He that lets his horse drink at every lake,
And his wife go to every wake,
Shall never be without a whore and a jade.
Wife and children are bills of charges.
The cunning wife makes her husband her apron. Spunt.
The wife is the key of the house.
He that hath wife and children, wants not business.
Where the will is ready, the feet are light.
To him that wills, ways are not wanting.
With as good a will as ever I came from school.
He that doth what he will, oft doth what he ought nos.
Will will have wilt, though will woe win.
Nothing is impossible to a willing mind.
Willows are weak, yet they bind other wood Itul.
Pull down your hat on the wind side.


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