The proverbs and epigrams of John Heywood (A. D. 1562). Volume 1

9781236052544: The proverbs and epigrams of John Heywood (A. D. 1562). Volume 1

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 Excerpt: ...any sage, the sage wise except. Queftions answered. 3. Trust thei any, ) That trust not many? j Of tva ter, wine, and ale. 4. Water vnder a bote, wine in a bottell, The tone I can beare, thothcr bearth me well, M And where as nother botes nor bottels b£e, Nother can I beare wyne, nor water beare m6e. But aboue all licour welsare ale (I saie) For I with ale, and ale with me wag away. To muche or to little. 5. Is that I drinke to muche, than am I drie, Is I drinke to littell, more drie am I: Is I drinke no whit than am I dryest. To muche, to little, no whit, nought is the best, Thus drinke we no whit, or drinke tyll we burst, Yet poore drie soules we be euer a thurst. Of the senses. 6. Speake not to muche, lest speche make the speechelesse, Go not to muche, sor seare thou go behynde, Here not to muche, lest hearyng bring deasnesse. Looke not to muche, lest lookyng make the blynde. Smell not to muche, lest smellyng lose his kynde. Tast not to muche, leste taste mistast thy chaps. Touche not to muche sor seare os aster claps. Of talkyng. 7. Thy tayle can talke, and knowth no letter, Thy tounge can talke and talkth much swetter. But except wisdome be the gretter, Os tounge and tayle, thy tayle talkth better. Of heares and wyttes. 8. Thinne heares and thicke wittes be deynte, Thicke heares and thicke wittes be pleinte. Thicke heares and thicke wittes be skant, Thinne heares and thinne wittes none want. A dronkard. 9. A goose is harnest in hir white sethers, A drunkard in drynke against all weathers. A soole in his sooles hood, put all togethers. The Tlie foxe and the mayde. 10. Although that soxes haue bene seene there soelde, Yet was there lately in Fynsbery soelde A soxe sate in syght os certayne people, Noddyng, and blyssyng, staryng on poules steple. A m...

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