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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.

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Source Notes: The Proverbs of John Heywood (part 1, chapter 8) (1874; originally published 1564).

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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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