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bray. Change os weather finds dilcourse for fools. A pound of care will not pay an ounce of debt. The sorrow men have for others hangs upon one hair. A wife man changes his mind, a fool never will. That day on which you marry you either mar or make yourself. God comes to see, or look upon us, without a bell. You had belter leave your enemy something when you die, than live to beg of your friend. That's a wise delay which makes the road safe. Cure your sore eves only with your elbow. Let us thank God, and be content with what we have. The foot of the owner is the best manure for his land. He is my friend who grinds at niy mill. Enjoy that little you have while the fool is hunting for more. Saying and doing do not dir.e togelrier. Money cures all diseases. A life ill-spent makes a fad old age. 'Tis money that makes men lords. We talk, but God doth what he pleases. May you have good Juck, my son, and a little wit will serve your turn. Gifts break through stone walls. Go not to your doctor for every ail, nor to your lawyer for every quarrel, nor to your pitcher for every thirst. There is no better looking-glass than an old true friend. A wall between both best preserves friendstiip. The sum of all is, to serve God veil, and to do no ill thing. The creditor always hath a better memory than the debtor. Setting down in writing is a lasting memory. Repentance always costs very dear. Good-breeding and money make our sons gentlemen. As you use your father, so your children will use you. There is no evil, but some good use may be made of it. No price is great enough for good counsel. Examine not the pedigree nor patrimony of a good man. There is no ill thing in Spain but that which can speak. Praise the man whose bread you eat. God keep me from him whom 1 trust, from him whom I trust not I shall keep myself. Keep out of an hasty man's way for a while, out of a sullen man's all the days of your life. If you love me, John, your deeds will tell me so. I defy all fetters, though they were made of gold. Few die of hunger, an hundred thousand of surfeits. Govern yourself by reason, though some like it, others do not. If you would know the worth of a ducat, go and borrow one. No companion like money. A good wife is the workmanship of a good husband. The fool fell in love with the lady's laced apron. The friar who asks tor

God's fake, asks for himself too. God keeps him who takes what care he can of himself. Nothing is valuable in this world, except as it tends to the next. Smck<?, raining into the house, and a talking wife, make a man run out of doors. There is no to morrow for an asking friend. God keep me from still-water, from that which is rough I will keep myself. Take your wife's first advice, not her second. Tell not what you know, judge not what you see, and you will live in quiet. Hear reason, or (he will make herself be heard. Gifts enter every where without a wimble. A great fortune with a wife is a bed ful! of brambles. One pin for your purse, and two for your mouth. There was never but one man who never did a fault. He who promises runs into debt. He who holds his peace gathers stones. Leave your son a good reputation and an employment. Receive your money before you give a receipt for it, and take a receipt before you pay it. God doth the cu-e, and the physician takes the money for it. Thinking is very far from knowing the truth. Fools make great feasts, and wise men ear of them. June, July, August, and Carthagena, are the sour best ports of Spain. A gentle calf fucks her own mother, and four cows more (between two own brothers, two witnesses, and a notary}. The devil brings a modest man to tiie court. He who will have a mule without any fault, must keep none. The wolves eat the poor ass that hath many owners. Visit your aunt, but not every day in the year. In an hundred years time princes are peasants, and in an hundred and ttn peasants grow princes. The poor cat is u hipped because our dame will not spin/ Leave your jest whilst you are most pleased with it. Whithergoest thou, grief? Where I am used to go. Leave a dog and a great talker in the middle os the street. Never trust a man whom you have injured. The laws go on the king's errands. Pa. rents love indeed, others only talk of it. Three helping one another will do as much as six men single. She spins well who breeds her children well. You cannot do better for your daughter than to breed her virtuously, nor for your son than to sit him for an employment. Lock your door, that so you may keep your neighbour honest. Civil obliging language costs but little, and doth a great deal of good. One " Take it" is better than two " Thou shalt have it." Prayers and

provender provender never hindered any man's journey. There is a fig at Rome for him who gives another advice before he asks it. He who is not more, or better than another, deserves not more than another. He who hath no wisdom hath no worth. 'Tis better to be a wise than a rich man. Because I would live quietly in the world, I hear, and see, and say nothing. Meddle not between two brothers. Yh - dead and the absent have no friend:, left them. Who is the true gentleman, or nobleman? He whose actions make him so. Do well to whom you will; do any man harm, and look to yourself. CJood courage breaks ill luck to pieces. Great poverty is no fault or baseness, but some inconvenience. The heard-hearted man gives more than he who has nothing at all. Let us not fall out, to give the devil a dinner. Truths too fine spun are subtle fooleries. If you would always have money, keep it when you have it. I suspect that iil in others which I know by myself. Sly knavery is too hard for honest wisdom. He who resolves to amend hath God on his side. Hell is crowded up with ungrateful wretches. Think of yourself, and let me alone. He can never enjoy hjmlelfone day who fears lie may die at night. He who hath done ill once, will do it again. No evil happens to us but what may do us good. If I have broken my leg, who knows but 'tis best for me. The more honour we have, the more we thirst after it. If you would be pope, you must think of nothing else. Make the night night, and the day day, and you will be merry and wife. He who eats moll eats least. If you would live in health be old betimes. I will go warm, and let fools laugh on. Chuse your wife on a Saturday, not on a Sunday. Drinking water neither makes a man sick nor in debt, nor his wife a widow. No pottatre i> good without bacon, no sermon without St. Augustin. Have many acquaintance, and but a few friends. A wur<driits fair woman is not all her hufban 's own. He who marries a widow, will have a dead man's head often thrown in his dilh. Away goes the devil when he finds the door (hut against him. 'Tis great courage to softer, and great wisdom to hear patiendy. Doing what I ought secures me against all censures. I wept when I was born, and every day shews why. Experience and wisdom are the two best fbrtune-tellers. The best soldier comes

from the plough. Wine wears no hreeches. The hole in the wall invites the thief. A wife man doth not hang his wisdom on a peg. A man's love and his belief are seen by what he does. A covetous man makes t half-penny of a farthing, and a liberal man makes six-pence of it. In December keep yourself warm and fleep. He who will revenge every affront, means not to live long. Keep your money, niggard, live miserably that your heir may squander it away. la war, hunting, and love, you have a thousand sorrows for every joy or pleasure. Honour and profit will not keep both in one sack. The anger of brothers is the anger of devils. A mule and a woman do best by fair means. A very great beauty is either a fool or proud. Look upon a picture and a battle at a good distance. A great deal is ill wasted, and a little would do as well. An estate well got is spent, and that which is ill got destroys its master too. That which is bought cheap is the dearest. 'Tis more trouble to do ill than to do well. The husoand must not fee, and the wife must be blind. While the tall maid is stooping the little one hath swept the house. Neither so fair as to kill, nor so ugly as to fright a man. May no greater ill befal you than to have many children, and but a little bread for them. Let nothing affright you but sin. I am no river, but can go back when there is reason for it. Do not make me kiss, and you will not make me sin. Vain-glory is a flower which never comes to fruit. The absent are ahvays in the fault. A great good was never got with a little pains. Sloth is the key to let in beggary. I left him I knew, for him who was highly praised, and I found reason to repent it. Do not say I will never drink os this water, however dirty it is. He who trifles away his time, perceives not death which stands upon his shoulders. He who spits against heaven, it falls upon his face. He who stumbles, and falls not, mends his pace. He who is sick of folly recovers late or never. He who hath a mouth of his own should not bid another man blowHe who hath no ill fortune is tired oat with good. He who depends wholly upon another's providing for him, hath but an ill breakfast, and a worse supper. A cheerful look, and forgiveness, ts the best revenge of an affront. The request of a grandee is a kind of force upon a man. I

am always for the strongest side. If Ms

wens were pain, we lhould have great crying out in every house. Serve a great man, and you will know what sorrow is. Make no absolute promises, for nobody will help you to perform them. Every man is a fool in another man's opinion. Wisdom comes after a long course of years. Good fortune comes to him who takes care to get her. They have a fig at Rome for him who refuses any thing that is given him. One love drives out another. Kings go as far as they are able, not so far as they desire to go. So play fools—I must love you, and you love somebody else. He who thinks what he is to do, mull think what he mould fay too. A mischief may happen which will do me (or make me) good. Threatened men eat bread still,»'. e. live on. Get but a good name and you may lie in bed. Truth is the child of God. He who hath an ill cause, let him fell it cheap. A wise man never fays, I did not think of that. Respect a good man that he may respect you, and be civil to an ill man that he may not affront you. A wise man only knows when to change his mind. The wife's counsel is not worth much, but he who takes it not is a fool. When two friends have a common purse, one sings and the other weeps. I lost my reputation by speaking ill of others, and being worse spoken of. He who loves you will make you weep, and he who hates you may make you laugh. Good deeds live and flourish when all other things are at an end. At the end of life La Gloria is fung. By yielding you make all your friends; but if you will tell all the truth you know, you will have your head broke. Since you know every thing, and I know nothing, pray tell me what I dreamed this morning. Your lookingglass will tell you what none of your friends will. The clown was angry, and he paid dear for it. If you are vexed or angry you will have two troubles instead of one. The last year was ever better than the present. That wound that was never given is best cured of any other. Afflictions teach much, but they are a hard cruel master. Improve rather by other men's errors, than find fault with them. Since you can bear with your own, bear with other men's failings too. Men lay out all their understanding in studying to know one another, and so no man knows himself. The applause of the mob or multitude is but a poor comfort. Truths and roses have thorn$ about them. He loves you better

who strives to make you good, than he who strives to please you. You know nor what may happen, is the hope of fools. Sleep makes every man as great and rich as the greatest. Follow, but do not run after good fortune. Anger is the weakness of the understanding. Great posts and offices are like ivy on the wall, which makes it look tine, but ruin* it. Make no great haste to be angry; for ifthere be occasion, you will have time enough for it. Riches, which all applaud, the'owner feels the weight or care of. A competency leaves you wholly at your disposal. Riches make men worse in their latter days. He is the only rich man who understands the use of wealth. He is a great fool who squanders rather than doth good with his estate. To heap frelh kindnesses upon ungrateful men, is the wisest, but withal the most cruel revenge. The fool's pleasures cost him very dear. Contempt of a man. is the sharpest reproof. Wit without discretion is a sword in the hand of a fooL Other virtues without prudence are a blind beauty. Neither enquire after, nor hear of, nor take notice of the faults of others when you see them. Years pass not over men's heads for nothing. An halter will sooner come without taking any care about it than a canonry. If all asles wore packsaddles, what a good trade would the packsaddlers have. The usual forms of civility oblige no man. There is no more faithful nor pleasant friend than a good book. He who loves to employ himself well can never want something to do. A thousand things are well forgot for peace and quietness fake. A wise "man avoids all occasions of being angry. A wise maa aims at nothing which is out of his reach. Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason. A good man hath ever good luck. No pleasure is a better pennyworth than, that which virtue yields. No old age is agreeable but that of a wise man. A man's wisdom is no where more seen than in his marrying himself. Folly andanger are but two names for the fame thing. Fortune knocks once at least at every one's door. The father's virtue is the best inheritance a child can have.. No sensual pleasure ever lasted so much as for a whole hour. Riches and virtue do not often keep one another company. Ruling one's anger well, is not so good as preventing it. The most useful learning in, the world is that which teaches us how to die well. The best men some wot se out us

toropany company than they went into it. The most mixed or allayed joy is that men take in their children. Find money and marriage to rid yourself of an ill daughter. There is no better advice than to look always at the issue of things. Compare your griefs with other men's, and they will seem loss. Owe money to be paid at Easter, and Lent will seem short to you. He who only returns home, doth not run a»vay. He can do nothing well who is at enmity with his God. Many avoid others because they fee not and know not themselves. God is always opening his hand to us. Let us be friends, and put out the devil's eye. 'Tis true there are many very good wives, but they are under ground. Talking very much, and lying, are crusin-germans. With all your learning be suic to know yourself. One error breeds twenty more. I will never jest with my eve nor with my religion. Do what ycu have to do just now, and leave it not for to-morrow: 111 tongues should have a pair of scissoTs. Huge long hair, and very little brains. Speak little, hear much, and you will seldom be much out. Give roe a virtuous woman, and I will make her a fine wom.-in. He who trusts nobody is never deceived. Drink water like an or, wine like a king of Spain. 1 am not sorry that my son loses his money, but that he will have his revenge, and play on still. My mother bid me be confident, but lay no wagers. A good sire is one half of a man's life. Covetousness breaks the sack; /'. e. loses a great deal. That meat relishes bell which costs a man nothing. The ass bears his load, but not an over-load. He who cats his cock alone, mult catch his horse so too. He who makes more of you than he used to do, either would cheat you or needs you. He that would avoid the fin, must avoid the occasion of it. Keep yourself from the anger of a great man, from a tumult of the mob, from foo's in a narrow way, from a man that is marked, from a widow that hath been thrice married, from wind that comes in at a hole, and from a reconciled enemy. One ounce of mirth is worth, more than ten thousand weight of melancholy. A contented mind is a great gift of God. He that would cheat the devil must rife early in the morning, livery fool is in love with his own bauble. Every ill man will have an ill time. Keep your sword between you and the strength of a clown. Be ye last to go over a deep

river. He who hath a handsome wife, of a castle on the frontier, or a vineyard near the high way, never wants a quarrel. Never deceive your physician, your confessor, nor your lawyer. Make a bridge of silver for a flying enemy. Never trust him whom you have wronged. Seek for good, and be ready for evil. What you can do alone by yourself, expect not from another. Idleness in youth makes way for a painful and miserable old age. He who pretends to be- every body's particular friend is nobody's. Consider well before you tie that knot you never can undo. Neither praise nor dispraise any before you know them. A prodigal son succeeds a covetous father. He is fool enough himself who will brry against another as*. Though o'd and wise, yet still advise. Happy is he that mends of himself, without the help of others. A wise man knows his own ignorance, a fool thinks he knows every thing. What you eat yourself never gains you a friend. Great house-keeping makes but a poor will. Fair words and foul deeds deceive wife men as well as fools. Eating too well at first makes men eat ill afterwards. Let him speak who received, let the giver hold hi* peace. An house built by a man's father, and a vineyard planted by his grandfather. A dapple-grey horse will die sooner than tire. No woman is ugly when flic is dressed. The best remedy against an evil man is to to keep at a good distance from him. A man's folly is seen by his singing, his playing, and riding tuil speed. Buying a thing too dear is no bounty. Buy at a fair, and fell at home. Keep aloof from all quarrels, be neither a witness nor party. God doth us more and more good every hour of our lives. An ill blow, or an ill word, is all you will get from a fool. He who lies long in bed his estate pays for it. Consider well of a business, and dispatch it quickly. He who hath children hath neither kindred nor friends. May I have a dispute with a wise man, if with any. He who hath loft shame is lost to all virtue. Being in lore brings no reputation to any man, bat vexation to all.' Giving to the poor lessens no man's store. He who is idle is always wanting somewhat. Evil comes to us by ells, and goes away by inches. He whose house is tiled with glass must not throw stones at his neighbour's. The man is lire, the woman tow, and the devil comes to blow the coals. He who doth not look

forward, forward, finds himself behind other men. The love of God prevails for eve-, all other things come to nothing. He who is to give an account of himself and others, must know both himself and them. A man's love and his faith appear by his works or deeds. In all contention put a bridle upon your tongue. In a great frost a nail is worth a horse. I went a fool to the court, and came back an ass. Keep money when you are young, that you mny have it when you are old. Speak but little, and to the purpose, and you will pase for somebody. If you do evil, expect to suffer evil. Sell cheap', r.od you will sell as much as four others. An ill child is better sick than well. He vho rises early in the morning hath somewhat in his head. The gallows will have its own at last. A lie hath no legs. Women, wind, and fortune, are ever changing. Fools and wilful men make the lawyers great. Never sign a writing till you have read it, nor drink water till you have seen it. Neither is any barber dumb, nor any songster very wile. Neither give to all, nor contend with fools. Do no til, and sear no harm. He doth something wiio sets his house on sire; he scares away the rats, and warms himself. I sell nothing on trust till to-morrow. [Written over the (hop-doors.] The common people pardon no fault in any man. The sidler of the fame town never plays well at their feast. Either rich, or hanged in the attempt. The f.ast is over, but here is the fool still. To divide as brothers use to do: that which is mine is ail my own, that which is yours I go halves in. There will be no money got by losing your time. He will soon be a lost man himself who keeps such men company. By courtesies done to the meanest men, you get much mere than you can Jose. Trouble not yourself about news, it will soon grow stale and you will have it. That which is well said, is said soon enough. When the devil goes to his prayers he means to cheat you. When you meet with a fool, pretend business to get rid of him. Sell him for an ass at a fair, who talks much and knows little. He who buys and sells doth not feel what he spends. He who ploughs his land, and breeds cattle, spins gold. He who will venture nothing must never get on horseback. He who goes far from home for a wise, either means to cheat, or will be cheated. He who sows his land, trusts in God. He who leaves the great road

for a by-path, thinks to save ground, and he loses it. He who serves the public obliges nobody. He who keeps his first innocency escapes a thousand sins. He who abandons his poor kindred, God forsakes him. He who is not handsome at twenty, nor strong at thirty, nor rich at forty, nor w ise at fifty, w ill never be handsome, strong, rich, nor wise. He who resolves on tiie sudden, repents at leisure. He who rises late loses his prayers, and pr»-" vides not well for his house. He who peeps through a hole may see what will vex him. He who amends his faults puts himself under God's protection. He who loves well sees things at a distance. He who hath servants hath enemies which he cannot well be without. He who pays his debts begins to make a stock. He who gives all before he dies wjll need a gr^at deal of patience. He who said nothing had the better of it, and had what he desired. He who steeps much gets but little learning. He who sins like a seol, like a fool goes to hell. If you would have your business well done, do it yourself. 'Tis the wise man only who is content with what he hath. Delay is odious, but it makes things more sure. He is always safe who k«ows himlelf well. A good wife by obeying commands in her turn. Not to have a mind to do well, and to put it o(F at the present, are much the same. Italy to be born in, France to live in, and Spain to die in. He loses the good of his afflictions who is not the better for them. '1 is the most dangerous vice which looks like virtue. 'Tis great wisdom to forget all the injuries we may receive. Prosperity is the thing in the world we ought to trust the least. Experience without learning does more good than learning without experience. Yinue is the best patrimony for children to inherit. 'Tis much more painful to live ill than to live well. An hearty good-will never wants time to shew itself. To have done well obliges us to do so still. He hath a great opinion of himself who makes no comparison with others. He only is rich enough who hath all that he desires. The best way of instruction is to practise that which we teach others. 'Tis but a little narrow soul which earthly things can please. The reason why parents love the younger children best, is because they have so little hopes that the elder will do well. The dearest child of all is that which is dead. He who is about to marry should consider

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