|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|John Skelton. (14601529)|
| There is nothynge that more dyspleaseth God,|
Than from theyr children to spare the rod. 1
| Magnyfycence. Line 1954.|
| He ruleth all the roste. 2|
| Why Come ye not to Courte. Line 198.|
| In the spight of his teeth. 3|
| Colyn Cloute. Line 939.|
| He knew what is what. 4|
| Colyn Cloute. Line 1106.|
| By hoke ne by croke. 5|
| Colyn Cloute. Line 1240.|
| The wolfe from the dore.|
| Colyn Cloute. Line 1531.|
| Old proverbe says,|
That byrd ys not honest
That fyleth hys owne nest. 6
| Poems against Garnesche.|
|John Heywood. (1497?1580?)|
| The loss of wealth is loss of dirt,|
As sages in all times assert;
The happy man s without a shirt.
| Be Merry Friends.|
He that spareth the rod hateth his son.Proverbs xiii. 24.
They spare the rod and spoyl the child.Ralph Venning: Mysteries and Revelations (second ed.), p. 5. 1649.
Spare the rod and spoil the child.Samuel Butler: Hudibras, pt. ii. c. i. l. 843. [back]
Rule the rost.John Heywood: Proverbes, part i. chap. v.
Her that ruled the rost.Thomas Heywood: History of Women.
Rules the roast.Ben Jonson, George Chapman, Marston: Eastward Ho, act ii. sc. 1. William Shakespeare: 2 Henry VI. act i. sc. 1. [back]
In spite of my teeth.Thomas Middleton: A Trick to catch the Old One, act i. sc. 2. Henry Fielding: Eurydice Hissed. [back]
He knew what s what.Samuel Butler: Hudibras, part i. canto i. line 149. [back]
In hope her to attain by hook or crook.Edmund Spenser: Faerie Queene, book iii. canto i. st. 17. [back]
It is a foule byrd that fyleth his owne nest.John Heywood: Proverbes, part ii. chap. v. [back]