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GEORGE HERBERT
Welsh poet
(1593 - 1633)
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To seek in a Sheep five feet when there is but four.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

To seek these things is lost labour; Geese in an oyle pot, fat Hogs among Jews, and Wine in a fishing net.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

To speake of an Vsurer at the table marres the wine.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

To steale the Hog, and give the feet for almes.
  [To steal the hog, and give the feet to alms.]
      - Jacula Prudentum [Philanthropy : Proverbs]

To take the nuts from the fire with the dogges foot.
  [To take the nuts from the fire with the dog's foot.]
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

To the counsell of fooles a woodden bell.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

To weepe for joy is a kinde of Manna.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

To whirle the eyes too much shewes a Kites braine.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

Too much taking heede is losse.
  [Too much taking heed is loss.]
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

Trees eate but once.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

True praise rootes and spreedes.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

Trust no friend with that you need fear him if he were your enemy.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

Trust not one nights ice.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

Truth and oyle are ever above.
  [Truth and oil are ever above.]
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

Two ill meales make the third a glutton.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

Two sparrows on one Ear of Corn make an ill agreement.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

Ty it well, and let it goe.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

Unsound minds like unsound Bodies, if you feed, you poyson.
  [Unsound minds, like unsound bodies, if you feed, you poison.]
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

Valour that parlies is neare yeelding.
  [Valor that parleys is near yielding.]
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

Vertue and a Trade are the best portion for Children.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

Vertue flies from the heart of a Mercenary man.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

Vertue never growes old.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

Vertue now is in herbs and stones and words onely.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

Vnder water, famine; under snow, bread.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

Waight and measure take away strife.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]


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