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He who shares has the worst share.-Spanish.
He may find fault that cannot mend.-Scotch.
He who trusts to the landlady at a tavern feels it at home.-

Spanish.
He who would catch fish must not mind getting wet.

Spanish. He who stoops much, shows his posteriors.--Spanish. He who rises late neither hears mass nor eats meat.-Spanish. He that falls in the dirt, the longer be lies the dirtier he is. He is idle that might be better employed. He who will stop every man's mouth, must have a great deal

of meal. He who works in the market-place has many teachers.

Spanish. He that has no silver in his purse, should have silver on his

tongue. He that lives upon hope has but a slender diet.

He hath swallowed a stake, he cannot bow. · He knows not a bawk from a bandsaw.

He that died half a year ago is dead as Adam.
He is fool enough himself, who will bray against another ass.
He who says what he likes, hears what he does not like.

Spanish.
He is not wise who is not wise for himself.
He who would thrive, must follow the church, the sea, or

the king's service.

Spanish.-Quien quiere medrar, iglesia, o mar, o casa real. He that lends to all who will borrow, shows great good will

but little wisdom. He loves bacon well that licks the sow's breech. He sends to the East Indies for Kentish pippins. He that makes himself an ass, must not take it ill if men ride

him.

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He is not drunk for nothing, who pays his reason for his

reckoning.
He has left bis purse in his other breeches.
He plays well that wins.
Honours set off merit, as dress handsome persons.
He that wears black must hang a brush at his back.
To clean off the dust, which it shows more than any colour. Men, or

rather boys and monkeys, are very imitative creatures. The King,
on one occasion, was reported in the newspapers to have had on
a black stock, and ever since black stocks have been worn, à la
militaire, by every apprentice and serving man in the metropo-
lis. As to myself, I think black an odious colour. First, because
it is a professional cut, with which are associated ideas of cant
and law, of lawn sleeves, wigs, and gowns, all of which I despise.
Secondly, it is a grave and melancholy costume. It is long since
gravity was considered a type of superior intellect (a part, by the
by, of the “Wisdom of the Ancients,") and why should a black
coat indicate superior holiness, learning, or respectability? It is
clearly a colour that tends to excite gloomy ideas the devil him-
self being black), and there are, certainly, abundant subjects of
melancholy in this world without any artificial creations that
way. My last objection to it is philosophical, and applies only to
hot weather. "Opticians inform us that colours are not in bodies
themselves, but arise solely from the reflection of the different
rays of light. Thus, those that reflect the red rays, are of a red
colour; violet-violet ; orange orange; and so on to the end of
the chapter. From this it follows, that bodies which reflect the
greatest number, and the hottest rays, are the coolest. Now
white is that colour, for it throws off all the solar rays, whereas
black absorbs them all. White then is the coolest, and black the
hottest, wear in the summer. Away then with the black coats, hats,
cravats, beards, and every thing else of a sable hue, for the gay
and cheerful white, which, in the Dog Days at least, is the only

comfortable and philosophical costume !
He hath slept well that remembers not that lie hath slept ill.
He had need rise by times that would please every body.
He has riches enough, who needs neither borrow nor flatter.
He who has a trade may travel every where. - Spanish.
He who buys hy the penny, keeps his own house and other

men's too.
He who studies his content wants it most.

He that knows not when to be silent, knows not when to

speak. He who doth not rise early never does a good day's work. He has the Bible in his hand, and the Alcoran in his heart. He speaks as if every word would lift a dish. He scratches his bead with one finger.

A Greek proverb, applied to persons of effeminate manners. He'd skin a louse and send the bide and fat to market.

Irish. He's like a bagpipe ; you never hear him till his belly is full. He hath made a good progress in a business, who hath thought

well of it before hand. He who has an art, has every where a part.

Ital.-Chi ha arte, per tutto ha parte. He is miserable once who feels it, but twice who fears it be

fore it comes.-Eastern. He that spares when he is young, may spend when he is old. He who promiseth runs in debt.—Spanish. He that hears much, and speaks not all, shall be welcome both

in bower and ball.

Ital.-Parla poco, ascolto assai, e non falliri. He that buys a horse ready wrought, has many a pin and

nail for nought. The French say, ' Il faut acheter maison fait, et femme à faire. A

house ready made and a wife to make. He that laughs when he is alone, will make sport in

company.
He that converses not, knows nothing.
He set my house on fire only to roast his eggs !
He that fears you present will hate you absent.
He lights his candle at both ends.
He that will thrive must rise at five; he that hath thriven may

Jie till seven.
He who serves well, need not be afraid to ask his wages.

He is never likely to have a good thing cheap, that is afraid

to ask the price.-French. He who stumbles twice over one stone, it is no wonder if he

break his neck.--Spanish. He that canna mak sport should mar nane.—Scotch. He that has a great nose thinks every body is speaking of it. He's an ill boy that goes like a top, no longer than it is

whipt. He sneaks as if he would creep into his mouth. He wounded a dead man to the heart. He has ae face to God, anither to the devil. Scotch. He that by the plough would thrive, himself must either hold

or drive. Honey in the mouth saves the purse.

Ital.—Miele in bocca, guarda la borsa. Honours change manners. Hunting, hawking, and love, for one joy have a hundred

griefs.-Scotch. He who converses with nobody, is either a brute or an angel. He knows which side of his bread is buttered. He mends like sour ale in summer.

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Idle folks have the most labour.
Idle men are dead all their life long.
Idleness is the greatest prodigality in the world...
I sell nothing on trust till to-morrow.

Written on the shop doors.
If an ass goes a travelling, he'll not come home a horse.
If you would be Pope, you must think of nothing else.
If you would succeed in any undertaking of importance, you must

devote all your mind and attention to it. If you will not hear reason, she will surely rap your

knuckles.

If better were within, better would come out.
If you have a loitering servant, place his dinner before him

and send him of an errand.-Spanish,
Idle folks have mostly the sharpest appetites, and a bribe, in the

shape of something to eat or drink, puts them the soonest in

motion. Industry is fortune's right hand; frugality, her left. If you wish a thing done, go; if not, send. If youth knew what age would crave, it would both get and

save. Imistress and you miss, who is to sweep the house.--Spanish. If you make money your god, it will plague you like the

devil. If the counsel be good, no matter who gave it. It is more easy to praise poverty than to bear it.-- Italian. In affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith but by

the want of it. If you be not ill, be not ill-like.-Scotch. If fools went not to market, bad ware would not be sold.

Spanish. It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright. Impudence and wit are vastly different. If you play with a fool at home, he'll play with you abroad,

Spanish, It is a pity that those who taught you to talk, did not also

teach you to hold your tongue. If you would make an enemy, lend a man money and ask

for it again. -Portuguese. It is too late to spare when the bottom is bare. Scotch. It is miserable hospitality to open your doors and shut your

countenance. It is a poor art that maintains not the artizan.--Italian, Jests, like sweatmeats, have often sour sauce.

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