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 ...
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.
In house to kepe houshold when folkes will needes wed, Moe things belong then foure bare legges in a bed. I reckened my wedding a suger sweete spice, But reckeners without their host must recken twice. And although it were sweet for a weeke or twaine,
Sweete meate will have sowre sauce, I see now plaine.