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The Proverbs and Epigrams of John Heywood, A.D. 1562
Professor John Heywood
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Page 32 - We maie doo much ill, er we doo much wars. It is, to geue him, as muche almes or...
Page 81 - But ftreight as fhe had foorthwith opened the locke, And lookt in the bag, what it was a clocke, Than was it proued trew, as this prouerbe goth, He that commeth laft to the pot, is fooneft wroth.
Page 79 - Wolde ye bothe eate your cake, and haue your cake? Ye haue had of me all that I might make. And be a man neuer so greedy to wyn, He can haue no more of the foxe but the skyn. Well (quoth he) if ye list to bring it out, 185 Ye can geue me your blessyng in a clout.
Page 90 - To muche or to little. 5. If that I drinke to muche, than am I drie, If I drinke to littell, more drie am I : If I drinke no whit than am I dryeft.
Page 19 - The makebate beareth betweene brother and brother. She can wynke on the yew, and wery the lam. She maketh earnest matters of euery flymflam. She must haue an ore in euery mans barge.
Page 200 - Of hogftowne. 88. Of Coleprophet. 89. Of thinges vnlyke. 90. Of the gentlenes of a wyfe. 91. Of catchyng a flie. 92. Of a horfe wearyng great br^eches.
Page 20 - To sette vp a candle before the deuyll. I clawd hir by the backe in waie of a charme, To do me, not the more good, but the lesse harme.
Page 3 - Who fo that knew, what wolde be dere, Should neede be a marchant but one yeere. Though it (quoth he) thing...
Page 3 - And both these, for loue to wed with me fond are. And both would I wed, the better and the wurs, The tone for her person, the tother for her purs. The following lines will shew the mode in which the proverbs are introduced, and will serve as a fair example of this portion of the work.