Frasi di Thomas Tusser

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Thomas Tusser

Data di nascita: 19. Ottobre 1524
Data di morte: 3. Maggio 1580


Thomas Tusser era poeta, agricoltore.

Frasi Thomas Tusser

„It is an ill wind turns none to good“

— Thomas Tusser
Context: Yet true it is, as cow chews cud And trees at spring do yield forth bud, Except wind stands as never it stood, It is an ill wind turns none to good. A Description of the Properties of Wind, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).


„[He] spread his bread with all sorts of butter, yet none would stick thereon.“

— Thomas Tusser
Thomas Fuller, describing Tusser's failure to profit from numerous ventures.

„Dry sun, dry wind;
Safe bind, safe find.“

— Thomas Tusser
Washing, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "Than catch and hold while I may, fast binde, fast finde", John Heywood, Proverbes, Part I, Chapter III; "Fast bind, fast find; A proverb never stale in thrifty mind", William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, act ii. sc. 5.


„Naught venture naught have.“

— Thomas Tusser
"October's Abstract". Compare: "Naught venture naught have", John Heywood, Proverbes, Part I, Chapter XI.

„God sendeth and giveth both mouth and the meat.“

— Thomas Tusser
Compare: "God sends meat, and the Devil sends cooks", John Taylor, Works, vol. ii. p. 85 (1630).

„T is merry in hall
Where beards wag all.“

— Thomas Tusser
"August's Abstract". Compare: "Merry swithe it is in halle, When the beards waveth alle", Life of Alexander, 1312; (author unknown, but earlier wrongly attributed to Adam Davie, who had elsewhere written "Swithe mury hit is in halle, When burdes waiven alle").

„Such mistress, such Nan,
Such master, such man.“

— Thomas Tusser
"April's Abstract". Comment: M. Cimber of the Bibliothèque Royale ascribes this proverb to Chevalier Bayard: “Tel maître, tel valet.”

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