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THOMAS TUSSER
English poet
(c. 1527 - 1580)

Except wind stands as it never stood
  It is an ill wind turns none to good.
      - [Wind]

God sendeth and giveth both mouth and meat.
      - [God]

Look ere thou leap; see ere thou go.
      - [Foresight]

Who goes a-borrowing goeth a-sorrowing.
      - [Debt]

Tide flowing is feared, for many a thing,
  Great danger to such as be sick, it doth bring;
    Sea ebb, by long ebbing, some respite doth give,
      And sendeth good comfort, to such as shall live.
      - Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandrie
         (ch. XIV, st. 5) [Tides]

The hop for his profit I thus do exalt,
  It strengthened drink, and it favoureth malt:
    And being well brewed, long kept it will last,
      And drawing abide--if you draw not too fast.
      - Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandrie--A Lesson to Plant A Good Hop-Yard
         (ch. XLIII) [Wine and Spirits]

Yet true it is as cow chews cud,
  And trees at spring do yield forth bud,
    Except wind stands as never it stood,
      It is an ill wind turns none to good.
      - Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandrie--Description of the Properties of Winds
         (ch. XII) [Wind]

Time tries the troth in everything.
      - Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandrie--The Author's Epistle
         (ch. I) [Time]

At Christmas play, and make good cheer,
  For Christmas comes but once a year.
      - Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry
         (ch. XII) [Christmas : Proverbs]

Sweet April showers
  Do bring May flowers.
      - Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry
         (ch. XXXIX) [April]

'Tis merry in hall
  Where beards wag all.
      - Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry--August's Abstract
        [Merriment]

Ill husbandry braggeth
  To go with the best:
    Good husbandry baggeth
      Up gold in his chest.
      - Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry--Comparing Good Husbandry
         (ch. LII) [Agriculture]

Ill husbandry lieth
  In prison for debt:
    Good husbandry spieth
      Where profit get.
      - Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry--Comparing Good Husbandry
         (ch. LII) [Agriculture]

All's fish they get that cometh to net.
      - Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry--February Abstract
        [Fish]

The stone that is rolling can gather no moss.
  Who often removeth is suer of loss.
      - Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry--Lessons
         (st. 46) [Change : Progress]

Who goeth a borrowing
  Goeth a sorrowing.
    Few lend (but fools)
      Their working tools.
      - Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry--September's Abstract,
        first lines also in June's Abstract
        [Borrowing]

Safe bind, safe find.
      - Five Hundred points of Good Husbandry--Washing
        [Proverbs]

A fool and his money be soon at debate.
      - Good Husbandry [Money]

February, fill the dyke
  With what thou dost like.
      - Hundred Points of Good Husbandry--February's Husbandry
        [February]

The next, keep under Sir Hobbard de Hoy:
  The next, a man, no longer a boy.
      - Hundred Points of Husbandry [Youth]

As order is heavenly, where quiet is had,
  So error is hell, or a mischief as bad.
      - Points of Huswifery--Huswifery Admonitions
         (XII, p. 251) [Order]

Though home be but homely, yet huswife is taught
  That home hath no fellow to such as have aught.
      - Points of Huswifery--Instruction to Huswifery
         (VIII, p. 243) [Home]

Young children and chickens would ever be eating.
      - Points of Huswifery--Super Matters (V)
        [Appetite]


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