Well beloved subjects, wee thought that the clergie of our realme had been our subjectes wholy, but now we have well perceived that they bee but halfe our subjectes, yea, and scarce our subjectes: for all the prelates at their consecration make an othe to the pope, clene contrary to the the that they make to us, so that they seme to be his subjectes, and not ours.
Better halfe a loafe than no bread.
Throw no gyft agayne at the geuers head,For better is halfe a lofe than no bread.john heywood
Who after his transgression doth repent, Is halfe, or altogether, innocent.Robert Herrick
Throw no gyft agayne at the geuers head, For better is halfe a lofe than no bread.
Better is halfe a lofe than no bread.