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John Heywood

Data de nascimento: 1497
Data de falecimento: 1580

John Heywood foi um escritor inglês, poeta, dramaturgo e colecionador de provérbios. Nascido em Londres, refugiou-se no continente europeu para evitar a perseguição contra a sua fé católica. Teria morrido na Bélgica; o seu filho, Jasper Heywood, notabilizou-se como poeta e tradutor.

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„Um homem pode muito bem levar um cavalo até a água, mas ele não pode obrigá-lo a bebê-la.“

—  John Heywood
A man may well bring a horse to water, But he cannot make him drink without he will. Proverbs (1546); Pt. II, ch. 1

„She speaketh as she would créepe into your bosome.
And when the meale mouth hath woon the bottome
of your stomake, than will the pickthanke it tell
To your most enmies, you to bye and fell.
To tell tales out of schoole, that is hir great lust.
Looke what she knowth, blab it wist, out it must.“

—  John Heywood
Proverbs (1546), She speaks as she would creep into your bosom. And when the mealy mouth has won the bottom of your stomach, then will the pickthank it tell To your most enemies, you to buy and sell. To tell tales out of school, that is her great lust. Look what she knows, blab it wist, out it must. Part I, chapter 10.

„Than farewell riches, the fat is in the fire,
And neuer shall I to like riches aspire.“

—  John Heywood
Proverbs (1546), Then farewell riches, the fat is in the fire, And never shall I to like riches aspire. Part I, chapter 3.

„And also I shall to reueng former hurtis,
Hold their noses to grinstone, and syt on theyr skurtis.“

—  John Heywood
Proverbs (1546), And also I shall to revenge former hurts, Hold their noses to grindstone, and sit on their skirts. Part I, chapter 5.

„Marke ye, how she hitteth me on the thombis (quoth hée)
And ye taunt me tyt ouer thumb (quoth shée)
Sens tyt for tat (quoth I) on euen hand is set.“

—  John Heywood
Proverbs (1546), Mark you, how she hits me on the thumbs, said he. And you taunt me tit over thumb, said she. Since tit for tat, said I, on even hand is set. Part II, chapter 4.

„True (quoth Ales) thinges doone can not be vndoone,
Be they done in due tyme, to late, or to soone,
But better late than neuer to repent this,
To late (quoth my aunt) this repentance showd is,
Whan the stéede is stolne shut the stable durre.“

—  John Heywood
Proverbs (1546), True, said Ales, things done can not be undone, Be they done in due time, too late, or too soon, But better late than never to repent this, To late, said my aunt, this repentance shown is, When the steed is stolen shut the stable door. Part I, chapter 10 "Better late than never" is recorded earlier by Livy as Potius sero quam numquam. (book IV, sec. 23).

„When all candels be out, all cats be grey,
All thingis are then of one colour, as who sey.
And this prouerbe faith, for quenching hot desyre,
Foul water as soone as fayre, will quenche hot fyre.“

—  John Heywood
Proverbs (1546), When all candles are out, all cats are grey, All things are then of one color, as who say. And this proverb faith, for quenching hot desire, Foul water as soon as faire, will quench hot fire. Part I, chapter 5.

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„… Better is to boow then breake.
It hurteth not the tounge to geue fayre wurdis.
The rough net is not the best catcher of Burdis.
Sense ye can nought wyn, if ye can not please,
Best is to suffre: For of sufferance comth ease.“

—  John Heywood
Proverbs (1546), … Better is to bow than break. It hurts not the tongue to give faire words. The rough net is not the best catcher of Birds. Since you can not win, if you can not please, Best is to suffer: For of sufferance comes ease. Part I, chapter 9.

„He that will not whan he may,
Whan he would, he shall haue nay.“

—  John Heywood
Proverbs (1546), He that will not when he may, When he would, he shall have nay. Part I, chapter 3.

„Time is tickell, and out of sight out of minde.
Than catche and holde while I may, fast binde fast finde.“

—  John Heywood
Proverbs (1546), Time is fickle, and out of sight out of mind. Than catch and hold while I may, fast bind fast find. Part I, chapter 3.

„The mo the merier, we all daie here and sée
Ye, but the fewer the better fare (said hée)“

—  John Heywood
Proverbs (1546), The more the merrier, we all day hear and see You, but the fewer the better fare, said he. Part II, chapter 7.

„Lyke a pyckpurs pilgrim, ye prie and ye proule
At rouers, to rob Peter and paie Poule.“

—  John Heywood
Proverbs (1546), Like a pickpurse pilgrim, you pry and you prowl At rovers, to rob Peter and pay Paul. Part I, chapter 11.

„That muche is my bowe bent to shoote at these marks,
And kyll feare, when the sky falth we shall haue larks.“

—  John Heywood
Proverbs (1546), That much is my bow bent to shoot at these marks, And kill fear, when the sky falls we shall have larks. Part I, chapter 4.

„Som thingis that prouoke young men to wed in haste,
Show after weddyng, that hast maketh waste.“

—  John Heywood
Proverbs (1546), Some things that provoke young men to wed in haste, Show after wedding, that haste makes waste. Part I, chapter 2.

„And while I at length debate and beate the bushe,
There shall steppe in other men, and catche the burdes,
And by long time lost in many vayne wurdes.“

—  John Heywood
Proverbs (1546), And while I at length debate and beat the bush, There shall step in other men, and catch the birds, And by long time lost in many vain words. Part I, chapter 3.

„Yes yes (quoth she) for all those wyse woordis vttred,
I know on which syde my bread is buttred.
But there will no butter cleaue on my breade.
And on my bread any butter to be spreade.
Euery promise that thou therin dost vtter,
Is as sure as it were sealed with butter.“

—  John Heywood
Proverbs (1546), Yes yes, said she, for all those wise words uttered, I know on which side my bread is buttered. But there will no butter cleave on my bread. And on my bread any butter to be spread. Every promise that you therein do utter, Is as sure as it were sealed with butter. Part II, chapter 7.

„… Be they wynners or loosers,
… beggers should be no choosers.“

—  John Heywood
Proverbs (1546), … Be they winners or loosers, … beggars should be not choosers. Part I, chapter 10.

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