John Heywood

1497? - 1580

A Quote by John Heywood

The Proverbes of John Heywood is the earliest collection of English colloquial sayings. It was first printed in . The title of the edition of is, John Heywoodes Woorkes. A Dialogue conteyning the number of the effectuall proverbes in the English tounge, compact in a matter concernynge two maner of Maryages, etc. The selection here given is from the edition of (a reprint of ), edited by Julian Sharman. 1546

John Heywood (1497? - 1580)

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A Quote by John Heywood

The rolling stone never gathereth mosse.

John Heywood (1497? - 1580)

Source: Proverbes. Part i. Chap. xi. 1546

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A Quote by John Heywood

The still sowe eats up all the draffe.

John Heywood (1497? - 1580)

Source: Proverbes. Part i. Chap. x. 1546

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A Quote by John Heywood

The tide tarrieth no man.

John Heywood (1497? - 1580)

Source: Proverbes. Part i. Chap. iii. 1546

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A Quote by John Heywood

The wise man sayth, store is no sore.

John Heywood (1497? - 1580)

Source: Proverbes. Part i. Chap. v. 1546

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A Quote by John Heywood

The wrong sow by th' eare.

John Heywood (1497? - 1580)

Source: Proverbes. Part ii. Chap. ix. 1546

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A Quote by John Heywood

There is no fire without some smoke.

John Heywood (1497? - 1580)

Source: Proverbes. Part ii. Chap. v. 1546

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A Quote by John Heywood

This hitteth the naile on the hed.

John Heywood (1497? - 1580)

Source: Proverbes. Part i. Chap. xi. 1546

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A Quote by John Heywood on wonder

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This wonder (as wonders last) lasted nine daies.

John Heywood (1497? - 1580)

Source: Proverbes. Part ii. Chap. i. 1546

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A Quote by John Heywood

Though chaunge be no robbry.

John Heywood (1497? - 1580)

Source: Proverbes. Part ii. Chap. iv. 1546

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