1609 English Proverbs
1. 'tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
2. 'Tis money that begets money.
3. A bad penny always turns up.
4. A bean in liberty is better than a comfit in prison.
5. A bellyful is one of meat, drink, or sorrow.
6. A big tree attracts the woodsman's ax.
7. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
8. A black hen lays a white egg.
9. A black plum is as sweet as a white.
10. A blind man will not thank you for a looking-glass.
11. A bold attempt is half of success.
12. A bridle for the tongue is a necessary piece of furniture.
13. A broken leg is not healed by a silk stocking.
14. A burnt child dreads the fire.
15. A candle lights others and consumes itself.
16. A cast is not a catch.
17. A cat may look at a king.
18. A cat with a straw tail keeps away from fire.
19. A change is as good as a rest.
20. A child may have too much of his mother's blessing.