Let the world slide, let the world go; A fig for care, and a fig for woe! If I can't pay, why I can owe, And death makes equal the high and low.
Be Merry Friends; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
Wolde ye bothe eate your cake, and haue your cake?John Heywood
While betweene two stooles my taile goe to the ground.John Heywood
Well aunt (quoth Ales) all is well that endes well.Ye Ales, of a good begynnyng comth a good end.John Heywood
Nought venter nought haue. spare to speake spare to spéede.Vnknowne vnkyst. it is loste that is vnsought.As good séeke nought (quoth I) as seeke and finde nought.John Heywood
Praie and shifte eche one for him selfe, as he can.Euery man for him selfe, and god for us all.John Heywood
Though ye loue not to bye the pyg in the poke,Yet snatche ye at the poke, that the pyg is in,Not for the poke, but the pyg good chepe to wyn.John Heywood
Pryde will have a fall;For pryde goeth before and shame commeth after.John Heywood
It had need to beeA wylie mouse that should breed in the cats eare.John Heywood
It will not out of the flesh that is bred in the bone.John Heywood
'Tis not the robe or garment I affect; For who would marry with a suit of clothes?John Heywood
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