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Boast not thy selfe of to morowe: for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
2
Let another man prayse thee, and not thine owne mouth: a stranger, and not thine owne lips.
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A stone is heauie, and the sand weightie: but a fooles wrath is heauier then them both.
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Anger is cruell, and wrath is raging: but who can stand before enuie?
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Open rebuke is better then secret loue.
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The wounds of a louer are faithful, and the kisses of an enemie are pleasant.
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The person that is full, despiseth an hony combe: but vnto the hungry soule euery bitter thing is sweete.
8
As a bird that wandreth from her nest, so is a man that wandreth from his owne place.
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As oyntment and perfume reioyce the heart, so doeth the sweetenes of a mans friend by hearty counsell.
10
Thine owne friend and thy fathers friend forsake thou not: neither enter into thy brothers house in the day of thy calamitie: for better is a neighbour that is neere, then a brother farre off.
11
My sonne, be wise, and reioyce mine heart, that I may answere him that reprocheth me.
12
A prudent man seeth the plague, and hideth himselfe: but the foolish goe on still, and are punished.
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Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and a pledge of him for the stranger.
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He that prayseth his friend with a loude voyce, rising earely in the morning, it shall be counted to him as a curse.
15
A continual dropping in the day of raine, and a contentious woman are alike.
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He that hideth her, hideth the winde, & she is as ye oyle in his right hand, that vttereth it selfe.
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Yron sharpeneth yron, so doeth man sharpen the face of his friend.
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He that keepeth the fig tree, shall eate the fruite thereof: so he that waiteth vpon his master, shall come to honour.
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As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.
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The graue and destruction can neuer be full, so the eyes of man can neuer be satisfied.
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As is the fining pot for siluer and the fornace for golde, so is euery man according to his dignitie.
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Though thou shouldest bray a foole in a morter among wheate brayed with a pestell, yet will not his foolishnes depart from him.
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Be diligent to know ye state of thy flocke, and take heede to the heardes.
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For riches remaine not alway, nor the crowne from generation to generation.
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The hey discouereth it selfe, and the grasse appeareth, and the herbes of the mountaines are gathered.
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The lambes are for thy clothing, and the goates are the price of the fielde.
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And let the milke of the goates be sufficient for thy foode, for the foode of thy familie, and for the sustenance of thy maydes.