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GEORGE HERBERT
Welsh poet
(1593 - 1633)
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Whatsoever was the father of a disease, an ill dyet was the mother.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

When a dog is a drowning, everyone offers him drink.
  [When a dog is drowning, everyone offers him drink.]
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

When a friend askes, there is no to morrow.
  [When a friend asks, there is no to-morrow.]
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

When a knave is in a plumtree he hath neither friend nor kin.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

When a Lackey comes to hells doore, the devills locke the gates.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

When a man sleepes, his head is in his stomach.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

When age is jocond it makes sport for death.
  [When age is jocund, it makes sport for death.]
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

When all men have what belongs to them, it cannot bee much.
  [When all men have what belongs to them, it cannot be much.]
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

When all sinnes grow old, coveteousnesse is young.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

When children stand quiet, they have done some ill.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

When God is made the master of a family, he disorders the disorderly.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

When God will punish, hee will first take away the understanding.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

When God will, no winde but brings raine.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

When it thunders, the theefe becomes honest.
  [When it thunders, the thief becomes honest.]
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

When my house burnes, it's not good playing at Chesse.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

When one is on horsebacke hee knowes all things.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

When prayers are done, my Lady is ready.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

When the Foxe preacheth, beware geese.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

When the tree is fallen, all goe with their hatchet.
  [When the tree is fallen, all go with their hatchet.]
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

When war begins, then hell openeth.
  [When war begins, then hell opens.]
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

When you are an Anvill, hold you still; when you are a hammer, strike your fill.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

When you enter into a house, leave the anger ever at the doore.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

Where the drink goes in, there the wit goes out.
      - Jacula Prudentum
        [Drinking : Wine and Spirits]

Where there is no honour, there is no griefe.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]

Where there is peace, God is.
      - Jacula Prudentum [Proverbs]


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