1614 American Proverbs
1. 'tis the taste that tells the tale.
2. A babe is a mother's anchor; she cannot swing from her moorings.
3. A bad broom leaves a dirty room.
4. A bad man in Zion City is a good man in Chicago.
5. A beautiful face is a letter of recommendation.
6. A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself to keeps his friends in countenance.
7. A bird is known by his note and a man by his talk.
8. A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.
9. A bow too much bent will break.
10. A boy is better unborn than untaught.
11. A brother may not be a friend . . . .
12. A burnt child dreads the fire.
13. A cackling hen doesn't always lay.
14. A calamity is often a blessing in disguise.
15. A carpenter is known by his chips.
16. A cat has nine lives; for three he plays, for three he strays, and for the last three he stays.
17. A child and a fool imagine twenty shillings and twenty years can never be spent.
18. A clear conscience is a coat of mail.
19. A clear conscience is a good pillow.
20. A contented mind is a continual feast.