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But temprance teacheth this, where he keepeth schoole; He that knoweth when he hath enough is no foole. Feed by measure, and defie the phisition! And in the contrarie mark this condition; A swine over fat is cause of his own bane.

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Source Notes: The Proverbs of John Heywood (part 2, chapter 7) (1874; originally published 1546).

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John Heywood (1497-1580) was an English writer known for his plays, poems, and collection of proverbs. He was born in or near London, but fled to Europe to avoid religious persecution for his Catholic faith and is believed to have died in Mechelen, Belgium. His son was the poet and translator Jasper Heywood.

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