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1 A BAD Jack may have as bad a Jill. • f\ z Abad Padlock invites a Picklock. •
3 A bad thing never dies. y 4 A bad Shift is better than no Shift.
5 A bad Workman never gets a good Tool.
6 A Barber learneth to shave, by shaving of Fools.
7 A Barley-corn is better than a Diamond to a Cock.
8 A Basket-Justice will do Justice, right or wrong.
9 A Bean in Liberty is better than a Comfit in Prison. 1o A Beggar fiayethn Benefit with a Louse.
11 A bellyful is a bellyful, whether it be Meat or Drink. -i z A Bird is known by its Note, and a Man by 4iis Talk- 13 A Bird may be .caught with a Snare, that will not be shot.
14 A Bit and a Knock, as Men feed Apes.
15 A black Hen will lay a white Egg.
16 A black Man is a Jewel in a fair Woman's Eye.
17 A blind Man will be glad to see k.
'r8 A blind Man will not thank you for a Looking-Glass: 19 A blunt Wedge will do it, where sometimes a sharp \ Ax will not.
20 A Blow with a Reed makes a Noise, but hurts not.
21 A Boaster and a Lyar are Cousin-Germans.
22 A bold Fellow is the Jest of wise Men, and the Idol of Fools.
23 A Book that is shut, is but a Block.
24 A brave Retreat is a brave Exploit.
25 A Bridle for the Tongue is a necessary Piece of Fur- - - niture.
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- 26 A broad Hat does not always cover a venerable Head.
27 A broken Friendship may be soder'd, but will never be found.
28 A broken Glass can't be hurt.
29 A Burst on-Hoik, and a Cambridge-MiUer of Arts will give the way to nobody.
30 A Bushel of March-Dust, on the Leaves, is worth a King's Ransom.
31 A Calm is most welcome after a Storm.
32 A careless Watch invites the vigilant Foe.
33 A Carper can cavil at any thing.
34 A Cat has nine Lives, and a Woman has nine Cats Lives, .) .
'3.5 A Cat may look upon a King. \ .,
36 A charitable Man is the true Lover of God.
37 A Child's Birds, and a Boy's Wife are well usedi ,38 A civil Denial is better than a rude Grant.
39 A clean Hand wants no washing. ,
40 A clear Conscience can bear any Trouble.
41 A clear Conscience is a sure Card.
42 A clear Conscience laughs at false Accusations.
43 A close Mouth catcheth no Flies.
44 A College of Wit-Crackers.
45 A Colt you may break, but an old Horse you never
« 46 A common Blot is held no Stain.
47 A common Jeerer may have Wit, but not Wisdom..
48 A constant Guest is never welcome.
49 A constrained Will seeketh e.very Opportunity to slip
its Head out of the Collar.
50 A Cook is known by his Knife.
51 A covetous Man does nothing that he should do, till '-. he, dies.
^ 52 A covetous Man is a Dog in a Wheel, that, roaste'th ; - Mfcat for others.. £2 A> 55 A covetous Man is good to none, but worst to himself. 54 A Cough will stick longer by a Horse, than a Peck of
Oats. . . . * ;:
5-5 A Countryman may be as warm in Kersey, as a King in Velvet. . /:
56 A courageous Foe is better than a cowardly Friend.
57 A Courtesy much entreated is half recompensed.
58 A Coward's Fear can make a Coward valiant.
59 A crafty Fellow never has any Peace.
60 A Cripple may possibly catch an Hare.
61 A crooked Stick will have a crooked Shadow.
62 A Crowd is not Company.
63 A Crown in Pocket doth you more Credit than an
Angel spent. i
64 A curs'd Cow has short Horns.
65 A curs'd Curr should be short ty'd.
66 A customary Railer is the Devil's Bagpipe, which the
World danceth after. 67 A Danger foreseen is half avoided.
68 A Day to come shews longer than a Year that's gone.
69 A Day will come, when fair Dealing will be found a
70 A debauched Son of a noble Family, is a foul Stream
from a clear .Spring. ...;
71 A deformed Body may have a beautiful Soul.
72 A Deluge of Words, and a Drop of. Sense.
73 A Detractor is his own Foe, and the World's Enemy.
74 A Diamond is valuable, tho' it lie on a Dunghill.
75 A Disease known is half cured.
76 A dishonest Woman cannot be. kept in, and an honest
one will not.
77 A dogmatical Tone, a pragmatical Pate.
78 A Dog's Life, Hunger and Ease.
79 A Dog will not cry, if you beat him. with a Bone.
go A drowning Man wHl catch at a Rush. . •' • Si A drunken Night makes a cloudy Morning. .'. 82 A Duck will not always dabble in the same Gutter.
s fig A dull Ass near Home needs no Spur.
v 84 A dumb Man never gets Land.
85 A Dwarf threatens Hercules.
86 A fair Booty makes many a Thief. v 87 A fair Face, and a foul Bargain.
88 A fair Face, and a foul Heart. . 89 A fair Face is half a Portion. 90 A fair -Gamester, among Rooks, must he heat.
- 91 A fair Wife without a Fortune, is a fine House with
- 92 A Father is a Treasure, a Brother* Comfort ; but a Friend is both.
- 93 A Fault, once -denied, is twice commuted.
•94 A Fault, wilfully committed, deserveth no Pardon.
95 A Favour ill-placed is Profusion.
96 A Feast is not made of Mushrooms onb/. v .97 A fine Diamond may be ill-set.
98 A Fool and his Money are soon parted. 99 A Fool can dance without a Fiddle. . 100 A Fool demands much; but he'sa greater that gives it
101 A Fool is better than an obstinate Man.
102 A Fool is happier in thinking well of himself, than a
wise Man in other's thinking well of him.
103 A Fool knows more in his own House, than a wise
Man in another's.
104 A Fool loseth his Estate, before he finds his Folly.
• 105 A Fool may chance to put something into a wise Man's Head.
106 A Foors' Bok is soon shot.
107 A Fool's Bolt may sometimes hit the White.
108 A Fool's Tongue -is long enough to cut his own - Throat. 109 A 109 A Fool's Speech is a Bubble of Air. j 1 o A Fool wants his Cloke in a rainy Day. 111 A Fool, when he hath spoke, hath done all. ; 12 A Fop of Fashion is the Mercer's Frierrd, the Taylor's Fool, and his own Foe.
113 A forced Kindness deserves no Thanks.
114 A fortunate Man may be any where. K 115 A foul Morn may turn to a fair Day.
116 A Fox should not be of the Jury at a Goose's Trial. %- 117 A Friend in Court is as good as a Penny in Pocket.
118 A Friend is never known till needed.
119 A Friend in the Market is better than Money in the
Chest. ''- •
t• 120 A Friend to all, is a Friend to none.
121 A Friend, that you buy with Presents.will be bought
122 A full Cup must be carried steadily.
^ 123 A full Purse makes the Month run over.
124 A gallant Man needs no Trumpets and Drums to rouse him.
• 125 A gallant Man rather despises Death than hates Life. •» 126 A generous Confession disarms Slander.
- .A27 Ja Gentleman ought to travel abroad, but dwell at home.
* 128 A Gentleman should have more in his Pocket than;
on his Back.
129 A Gentleman without an Estate, is a Pudding without Suet.
^ 130 A Gift long waited for is sold, not given. ^ 131 A Gift,with a kind Countenances a double Present.
132 A golden Dart kills where it pleases.
133 A golden Shield is of great Defence. 334 A gold Ring does not cure a Felon.
^135 A good Archer is not known- by his Arrows, but his Aim. 13.6 A