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John Heywood
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A dialogue of proverbs (1963 edition)
John Heywood
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Would you both eat your cake, and have your cake? - Proverbs (1546)
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The Proverbs, Epigrams, and Miscellanies of John Heywood ... (1562 edition)
John Heywood
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The Proverbs, Epigrams, and Miscellanies of John Heywood ... (1562 edition)
John Heywood
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The proverbs of John Heywood, ed. by J. Sharman (1874 edition)
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Be Merry Friends; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).


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John Heywood
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Born: 1497

Died: 1580 (aged 83)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Dramatist

Bio: John Heywood was an English writer known for his plays, poems, and collection of proverbs. Although he is best known as a playwright, he was also active as a musician and composer, though no works survive.

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