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A Burnt Child dreads the Fire
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As you brew so you shall bake; Every bean has its Black; it is an ill wind that blows no body good
What is bred in the Bone will never be out of the Flesh; One Bird in the Hand is worth two in the Bush; A Cat may look upon a king.
I talk of Chalk and you of Cheese; Charity begins at Home; Cut your Coat according to your Cloth;  What can’t be cur’d must be endur’d.
Curs’d Cows have short Horns; Much falls between the Cup and the Lip.  No longer pipe no longer dance.
He who has a mind to beat a Dog will easily find a Stick; Naught is never in Danger; Faint Heart never won fair Lady.
Fast bind, fast find;  Like Father like Son.
A Fool’s Bolt is soon shot;  Birds of a Feather flock together;  Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire.
He sets the Fox to keep his Geese.  [woodcut: fox watching geese]
As sure as God’s in Gloucestershire;  Every Man thinks his own Geese Swans.
Good Wine needs no Bush;  Kissing goes by Favour;  A Lark is better than a Kite
All goes down Gutter-lane; As Wise as a Man of Gotham; As good as George of Green; [woodcut: stout man drinks from mug, holds saussage with a fork]
Save a Thief from Hanging, and he’ll cut your Throat; Jack will never make a Gentleman.
Harm watch, Harm catch; It is a good Horse that never stumbles.
Hungry Dogs will eat dirty Pudding;  He that would live at Peace and Rest, Must hear and see, and say the Best.
Sue a Beggar and catch a Louse; Many Hands make Light Work; [woodcut: well-dressed man scratches his head standing near a beggar with outstretched hat]
Fat Paunches make Lean Pates.
Give a Man Luck and throw him into the Sea;  Money makes the Mare to go;  Much falls between the Cup and the Lip.
Little Pitchers have great Ears;  Many talk of Robin Hood who never shot in his Bow.
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