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JOHN HEYWOOD
English dramatist and collector of proverbs
(c. 1497 - c. 1580)
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All is fish that that cometh to net.
      - Proverbs (pt. I, ch. 2) [Fish]

Haste makes waste.
      - Proverbs (pt. I, ch. II) [Proverbs : Work]

God never sendeth mouth but he sendeth meat.
      - Proverbs (pt. I, ch. IV) [Eating]

Better is to bow than breake.
      - Proverbs (pt. I, ch. IX) [Prudence]

Now for good lucke, cast an old shooe after mee.
      - Proverbs (pt. I, ch. IX) [Luck]

Two heads are better than one.
      - Proverbs (pt. I, ch. IX) [Proverbs]

At our wittes end.
      - Proverbs (pt. I, ch. VIII) [Wit]

Follow pleasure, and then will pleasure flee,
  Flee pleasure, and pleasure will follow thee.
      - Proverbs (pt. I, ch. X) [Pleasure]

Tell tales out of school.
      - Proverbs (pt. I, ch. X) [Gossip]

Better one byrde in hand than ten in the wood.
      - Proverbs (pt. I, ch. XI) [Birds]

By hooke or crooke.
      - Proverbs (pt. I, ch. XI)
        [Proverbial Phrases]

It is good the have a hatch before the durre.
      - Proverbs (pt. I, ch. XI) [Prudence]

Nought venture, nought have.
  [Nothing ventured, nothing gained.]
      - Proverbs (pt. I, ch. XI),
        (for variations on theme, see Chaucer and Gower)
        [Proverbs : Risk]

Set all at sixe and seven.
      - Proverbs (pt. I, ch. XI) [Proverbs]

The cat would eat fish, and would not wet her feet.
      - Proverbs (pt. I, ch. XI) [Cats]

Yee have many strings to your bowe.
      - Proverbs (pt. I, ch. XI) [Prudence]

I pray thee let me and my fellow have
  A hair of the dog that bit us last night.
      - Proverbs (pt. I, ch. XI, l.424) [Hair]

This wonder lasted nine daies.
      - Proverbs (pt. II, ch. I) [Wonder]

Went in at the one eare and out at the other.
      - Proverbs (pt. II, ch. IX) [Hearing]

It had need to bee
  A wylie mouse that should breed in the cat's care.
      - Proverbs (pt. II, ch. V) [Mice]

'Tis not the robe or garment I affect;
  For who would marry with a suit of clothes?
      - Royal King and Loyal Subject
         (act II, sc. 2) [Tailors]

All a green willow, willow,
  All a green willow is my garland.
      - The Green Willow [Willow]


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