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As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.

Proverbs xi. 22.


The liberal soul shall be made fat.

A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast; but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

xii. 10.

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The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.

The prudent man looketh well to his going.


The talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.



The righteous hath hope in his death.
Righteousness exalteth a nation.
A soft answer turneth away wrath.


20. 1.

A merry

heart maketh a cheerful countenance.


He that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.


Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.



A word spoken in due season, how good is it!

A man's heart deviseth his way; but the Lord directeth his steps.

xvi. 9. Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.


The hoary head is a crown of glory.


He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty ; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

Proverbs xvi. 32. The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord.

A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it.

xvii. 8. He that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.






A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.
The eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
He that hath knowledge spareth his words.

Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise. A wounded spirit who can bear ?

xviii. 14. Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing.

A man that hath friends must show himself friendly; and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.




xx. 1.


He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord.

xix. 17. Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging. Every fool will be meddling. The hearing ear and the seeing eye.

12. It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer; but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop than with a brawling woman in a wide house.

xxi. 9. A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches.

xxii. 1. Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it.



The borrower is servant to the lender.

Proverbs rrii. 7.

28 ;

Remove not the ancient landmark.

xxiii. 10. Seest thou a man diligent in his business ? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.





Put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.

xxiii. 2. Riches certainly make themselves wings. As he thinketh in his heart, so is he. Drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.

Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup; .. at the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.

31, 32. A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.

sciv. 5. If thou faint in the day of adversity thy strength is small.

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.

Heap coals of fire upon his head.

As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.

xxvi. 2. Answer a fool according to his folly.

5. Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him.

There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.


xxv. 11.





Wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.


Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein. Proverbs xxvi. 27.

Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

xxvii, 1. Open rebuke is better than secret love.


Faithful are the wounds of a friend.



A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.

Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.


Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.


The wicked flee when no man pursueth ; but the righteous are bold as a lion.

xxviii. 1.

He that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.


Where there is no vision, the people perish. xrix. 18.
Give me neither poverty nor riches.
The horseleech hath two daughters, crying, Give, give.

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In her tongue is the law of kindness.

xxxi. 26. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

27. Her children arise up and call her blessed.

Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.

29. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain. Vanity of vanities, . . . all is vanity.

Ecclesiastes i. 2; xii. 8.





ii. 14.

iii. 1.

iv. 12.

One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh.

Ecclesiastes i. 4. The eye is not satisfied with seeing. There is no new thing under the sun.

9. Is there anything whereof it may be said, See, this is new? It hath been already of old time, which was before us, 1 All is vanity and vexation of spirit.

14. He that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow. One event happeneth to them all.

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven,

A threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Let thy words be few.

Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.

The sleep of a labouring man is sweet.
A good name is better than precious ointment.

It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting.

As the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of a fool.

6. In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider.

14. Be not righteous overmuch.

16. One man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found.

v. 2.



vii. 1.



1 See Terence, page 702.

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