Note 3. Pet coc is kene on his owne mixenne.Pe Ancren Riwle. Circa 1250. [back]
Note 4. The stone that is rolling can gather no moss.Thomas Tusser: Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry.
A rolling stone gathers no moss.Publius Syrus: Maxim 524. Gosson: Ephemerides of Phialo. Marston: The Fawn.
Pierre volage ne queult mousse (A rolling stone gathers no moss).De lhermite qui se désespéra pour le larron que ala en paradis avant que lui, 13th century. [back]
Note 5. To rob Peter and pay Paul is said to have derived its origin when, in the reign of Edward VI., the lands of St. Peter at Westminster were appropriated to raise money for the repair of St. Pauls in London. [back]