John Heywood

John Heywood

Nationality: English

Occupation: Dramatist

Biography: 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.

Source/Notes: Some things that provoke young men to wed in haste, Show after wedding, that haste makes waste. - Proverbs (1546)
Source/Notes: The more haste the less speed. - Proverbs (1546)
Source/Notes: Part I, chapter 2. - Proverbs (1546)

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“Looke or ye leape.”

- John Heywood

Source/Notes: Look ere ye leap. - Proverbs (1546)
Source/Notes: He that will not when he may, When he would, he shall have nay. - Proverbs (1546)
Source/Notes: Then farewell riches, the fat is in the fire, And never shall I to like riches aspire. - Proverbs (1546)
Source/Notes: When the sun shines make hay, which is to say, Take time when time comes, lest time steal away. - Proverbs (1546)
Source/Notes: Part I, chapter 3. - Proverbs (1546)
Source/Notes: Time is fickle, and out of sight out of mind. Than catch and hold while I may, fast bind fast find. - Proverbs (1546)

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Source/Notes: 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. - Proverbs (1546)
Source/Notes: Wedding is destiny, And hanging likewise. - Proverbs (1546)