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Creator: Edward Pudsey
Title: Four original sheets of Edward Pudsey's Commonplace Book
Repository: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Call number and opening: ER82/1/21, fols. 1-4
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To giue a man for phisick that is hard bound a bunch of keys becaus,
there is nothing more opening so is it &c.
when Artisans and trades men shut vp their shopps then the Prees=
sts open theirs, offerings & pardons, beeing then most frequent
on their festiuall days.
Phisick. non minus veneficia quam verefica
A tyme pleaser proued by keeping a watch
the taylors bills makes roome for the fynest youths. guls horne book
yo vse of Pa[r]leaments in england in the time of henry the first
holingshad . pa[ge] . 34 .
Ben euill to pleas & wors to trust; crabbed & combrous when themselus lust
and bee their reason not worth a toord, yet wil the women haue the last woord
Gallus gallinis tir quinque sufficit vnus but sure quinque viri non sufficiunt mulieri.
where many geese bee bee many toords; & wheer bee many wemen be many words
yt is lyke propryed, all women to [bab]ble as dogs to bark & gees to gaggle.
Lemnius Leuinius de complexioni..
Alexanders reward to his merry host for throwing a chich peas
thorough a needles ey a good distance of who expect great mat=
ters; A bushell of chich peas.
Augustus caesar spying his old companion pollio, beeinge an
extraordinary Lusty old man of aboue 100 yeares demanded
the caus; Response By vsing within wyne without oyle.
when heat hath moystnes ready plyant & obedient it attract=
teth the meat & very well concocteth the same; which beeing reduced
& brought into the lykenes of dew distributeth & disperseth it
into the &c
sharpnes & fynes of wit cometh of choler, constancy of malencholy
but flegme helpeth nothing at all to the framing & disposinge of
manners; simplicity & foolishnes proceedeth of blood as in young
cattle, who haue more store of blood & less of wit, then the elder.
Nature thou hast to make one compleat creature cheated euen all
mortalitye. Womens toungs & harts haue different tunes for
wheer they most desire, their harts cry on when their tongs bid retyre