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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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John Heywood. (1497?–1580?) (continued)
 
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    The moe the merrier. 1
          Proverbes. Part ii. Chap. vii.
187
    To th’ end of a shot and beginning of a fray. 2
          Proverbes. Part ii. Chap. vii.
188
    It is better to be
An old man’s derling than a yong man’s werling.
          Proverbes. Part ii. Chap. vii.
189
    Be the day never so long,
Evermore at last they ring to evensong. 3
          Proverbes. Part ii. Chap. vii.
190
    The moone is made of a greene cheese. 4
          Proverbes. Part ii. Chap. vii.
191
    I know on which side my bread is buttred.
          Proverbes. Part ii. Chap. vii.
192
    It will not out of the flesh that is bred in the bone. 5
          Proverbes. Part ii. Chap. viii.
193
    Who is so deafe or so blinde as is hee
That wilfully will neither heare nor see? 6
          Proverbes. Part ii. Chap. ix.
194
    The wrong sow by th’ eare. 7
          Proverbes. Part ii. Chap. ix.
195
    Went in at the tone eare and out at the tother. 8
          Proverbes. Part ii. Chap. ix.
196
    Love me, love my dog. 9
          Proverbes. Part ii. Chap. ix.
 
Note 1.
Gascoigne: Roses, 1575. Title of a Book of Epigrams, 1608. Beaumont and Fletcher: The Scornful Lady, act i. sc. 1; The Sea Voyage, act i. sc. 2. [back]
Note 2.
To the latter end of a fray and the beginning of a feast.—William Shakespeare: 2 Henry IV. act iv. sc. 2. [back]
Note 3.
Be the day short or never so long,
At length it ringeth to even song.
Quoted at the Stake by George Tankerfield (1555).
Fox: Book of Martyrs, chap. vii. p. 346. [back]
Note 4.
Jack Jugler, p. 46. Francis Rabelais: book i. chap xi. Blackloch: Hatchet of Heresies, 1565. Samuel Butler: Hudibras, part ii. canto iii. line 263. [back]
Note 5.
What is bred in the bone will never come out of the flesh.—Pilpay: The Two Fishermen, fable xiv.

It will never out of the flesh that ’s bred in the bone.—Ben Jonson: Every Man in his Humour, act i. sc. 1. [back]
Note 6.
None so deaf as those that will not hear.—Mathew Henry: Commentaries. Psalm lviii. [back]
Note 7.
He has the wrong sow by the ear.—Ben Jonson: Every Man in his Humour, act ii. sc. 1. [back]
Note 8.
See Chaucer, Quotation 47. [back]
Note 9.
George Chapman: Widow’s Tears, 1612.

A proverb in the time of Saint Bernard was, Qui me amat, amet et canem meum (Who loves me will love my dog also).—Sermo Primus. [back]
 

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