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An ill winde that bloweth no man to good."
Proverbes. Part i. Chap. iz. For when I gave you an inch, you tooke an ell.” Ibid. Would yee both eat your cake and have your cake ? :
Ibid. Every man for himselfe and God for us all.4
Ibid. Though he love not to buy the pig in the poke. Ibid This hitteth the naile on the hed.
Chap. zi. Enough is as good as a feast.?
THOMAS TUSSER. Circa 1515-1580.
God sendeth and giveth both mouth and the meat.8
Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry. Except wind stands as never it stood, It is an ill wind turns none to good.
A Description of the Properties of Wind. At Christmas play and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year.
The Farmer's Daily Diet.
1 Falstaff. What wind blew you hither, Pistol ?
SHAKESPEARE : 2 Henry IV. act v. sc. 3. 2 Give an inch, he 'll take an ell. - WEBSTER: Sir Thomas Wyatt. 8 Wouldst thou both eat thy cake and have it? – HERBERT : The Size.
4 Every man for himself, his own ends, the devil for all. - BURTON : Anatomy of Melancholy, part iii. sec. i. mem. iii.
6 For buying or selling of pig in a poke. — TUSSER: Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry. September Abstract.
6 You have there hit the nail on the head. - RABELAIS: bk. iii. ch. xxxi.
7 Dives and Pauper, 1493. GASCOIGNE: Poesies, 1575. Pope: Horace, book i. Ep. vii. line 24. FIELDING : Covent Garden Tragedy, act 0. sc. 1. BICKERSTAFF : Love in a Village, act iii. sc. 1.
8 God sends meat, and the Devil sends cooks. - Joux TAYLOR: Works vol. ij. p. 85 (1630). Ray: Proverbs. GARRICK: Epigram on Goldsmith's Retaliation.
The fallyng out of faithfull frends is the renuyng of loue."
The Paradise of Dainty Devices.
? On the authority of M. Cimber, of the Bibliothèque Royale, we owe this proverb to Chevalier Bayard : '" Tel mastre, tel valet.”
2 Merry swithe it is in halle,
Life of Alexander, 1312.
Swithe mury hit is in halle,
When burdes waiven alle. * See Heywood, page 15. See Heywood, page 10.
SHAKESPEARE: Merchant Venice, act anger
of lovers renews the strength of love. — PUBLIUS SYRUS : Let the falling out of friends be a renewing of affection. - LYLY:
The falling out of lovers is the renewiug of love. — BURTON : Anatomy of Melancholy, part iii. sec. 2.
Amantium iræ amoris integratiost (The quarrels of lovers are the renewal of love). - TERENCE : Andria, act iii. sc. 5.
My mind to me a kingdom is;
Such present joys therein I find,
That earth affords or grows by kind :
MS. Ravol. 85, p. 17.!
I little have, and seek no more:
And I am rich with little store :
BISHOP STILL (JOHN). 1543–1607.
My stomach is not good;
Gammer Gurton's Needle.?
* There is a very similar but anonymous copy in the British Museum. Additional M$. 15225, p. 85. And there is an imitation in J. Sylvester's Works, p. 651. – Hannah : Courtly Poets.
My mind to me a kingdom is ;
Such perfect joy therein I find,
That God and Nature hath assigned.
BYRD: Psnlmes, Sonnels, etc. 1588.
ROBERT SUUTHWELL (1560-1595): Loo Home. Mens regnum bona possidet (A good mind possesses a kingdom). — SENECA : Thyestes, ii. 380.
2 Stated by Dyce to be from a MS. of older date than Gammer Gurton's Needle. See Skelton's Works (Dyce's ed.), vol. i. pp. vii-x, note.
Back and side go bare, go bare,
Both foot and hand go cold;
Gammer Gurton's Needle: Act in
THOMAS STERNHOLD. Circa 1549.
The Lord descended from above
And bow'd the heavens high;
The darkness of the sky.
On cherubs and on cherubims
Full royally he rode;
A Metrical Version of Psalm cím
MATHEW ROYDON. Circa 1586.
A sweet attractive kinde of grace,
An Elegie ; or Friend's Passion for his Astrophill.
minde did minde his grace,
But eies and eares and ev'ry thought
1 This piece (ascribed to Spenser) was printed in The Phonia Nest, 4to, 1693, where it is anonymous Todd has shown that it was written by
SIR EDWARD COKE. 1549–1634.
The gladsome light of jurisprudence.
First Institute. Reason is the life of the law; nay, the common law itself is nothing else but reason. The law, which is perfection of reason.
Ibid. For a man's house is his castle, et domus sua cuique tutissimum refugium.?
Third Institute. Page 162. The house of every one is to him as his castle and fortress, as well for his defence against injury and violence as for his repose.
Semayne's Case, 5 Rep. 91. They corporations) cannot commit treason, nor be outlawed nor excommunicate, for they have no souls.
Case of Sutton's Hospital, 10 Rep. 32. Magna Charta is such a fellow that he will have no sovereign.
Debate in the Commons, May 17, 1628.
Translation of lines quoted by Coke.
His golden locks time hath to silver turned;
O time too swift! O swiftness never ceasing! His youth 'gainst time and age hath ever spurned, But spurned in vain; youth waneth by encreasing.
1 Let us consider the reason of the case. For nothing is law that is not reason. — Sir John PowELL: Coggs vs. Bernard, 2 Ld. Raym. Rep. p. 911. 3 Pandects, lib. ii. tit. iv. De in Jus vocando.
8 Seven hours to law, to soothing slumber seven ;
Sir WILLIAM JONES.