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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

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John Heywood. (1497?–1580?) (continued)
    Happy man, happy dole. 1
          Proverbes. Part i. Chap. iii.
    God never sends th’ mouth but he sendeth meat.
          Proverbes. Part i. Chap. iv.
    Like will to like.
          Proverbes. Part i. Chap. iv.
    A hard beginning maketh a good ending.
          Proverbes. Part i. Chap. iv.
    When the skie falth we shall have Larkes. 2
          Proverbes. Part i. Chap. iv.
    More frayd then hurt.
          Proverbes. Part i. Chap. iv.
    Feare may force a man to cast beyond the moone. 3
          Proverbes. Part i. Chap. iv.
    Nothing is impossible to a willing hart.
          Proverbes. Part i. Chap. iv.
    The wise man sayth, store is no sore.
          Proverbes. Part i. Chap. v.
    Let the world wagge, 4 and take mine ease in myne Inne. 5
          Proverbes. Part i. Chap. v.
    Rule the rost. 6
          Proverbes. Part i. Chap. v.
    Hold their noses to grinstone. 7
          Proverbes. Part i. Chap. v.
    Better to give then to take. 8
          Proverbes. Part i. Chap. v.
    When all candles bee out, all cats be gray.
          Proverbes. Part i. Chap. v.
    No man ought to looke a given horse in the mouth. 9
          Proverbes. Part i. Chap. v.
Note 1.
Happy man be his dole.—William Shakespeare: Merry Wives, act iii. sc. 4; Winter’s Tale, act i. sc. 2. Samuel Butler: Hudibras, part i. canto iii. line 168. [back]
Note 2.
Si les nues tomboyent esperoyt prendre les alouettes (If the skies fall, one may hope to catch larks).—Francis Rabelais: book i. chap. xi. [back]
Note 3.
To cast beyond the moon, is a phrase in frequent use by the old writers. John Lyly: Euphues, p. 78. Thomas Heywood: A Woman
Killed with Kindness.
Note 4.
Let the world slide.—William Shakespeare: Taming of the Shrew, ind. 1; and, Let the world slip, ind. 2.  [back]
Note 5.
Shall I not take mine ease in mine inn?—William Shakespeare: 1 Henry IV. act iii. sc. 2.  [back]
Note 6.
See Skelton, Quotation 2. William Shakespeare: 2 Henry VI. act i. sc. 1. Thomas Heywood: History of Women. [back]
Note 7.
Hold their noses to the grindstone.—Thomas Middleton: Blurt, Master-Constable, act iii. sc. 3. [back]
Note 8.
It is more blessed to give than to receive.—John xx. 35. [back]
Note 9.
This proverb occurs in Rabelais, book i. chap. xi.; in Vulgaria Stambrigi, circa 1510; in Butler, part i. canto i. line 490. Archbishop Trench says this proverb is certainly as old as Jerome of the fourth century, who, when some found fault with certain writings of his, replied that they were free-will offerings, and that it did not behove to look a gift horse in the mouth. [back]