[Collection of English proverbs], circa 1654.

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[Collection of English proverbs], circa 1654.

[Collection of English proverbs], circa 1654.

Manuscript, in a single hand, of a collection of quoted proverbs on such subjects as youth, wisdom, wealth and poverty, sin and wickedness, and virtue, drawn from contemporary collections such as John Clarke's Paroemiologia Anglolatina, George Herbert's Jacula Prudentum, and James Shirley's Wit's Labyrinth. The aphorisms are arranged alphabetically according to the first word; in the first volume, some of the letter tabs are still intact, while all the letter tabs are intact in the second volume. Dates appear throughout both volumes, indicating the years 1653 and 1654.

2 v. (378 p.) ; 30 x 20 and 33 x 21 cm.

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