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The chief things for life is water and bread, and clothing, and a house to cover shame.

Better is the life of a poor man in a mean cottage, than delicate fare in another man's house.

For it is a miserable life to go from house to house, for where thou art a stranger, thou darest not open thy mouth.

Be it little or be it much, hold thyself contented, that thou hear not the reproach of thy house.

Thou shalt entertain and feast, and have no thanks, moreover thou shalt hear bitter words.

Come thou stranger, and furnish a table, and feed me of that thou hast ready.

Give place thou stranger, to an honourable man, my brother cometh to be lodged, and I have need of my house.

These things are grievous to a man of understanding, the upbraidings of house room, and reproaching of the lender.

FINIS.

Plummer and Brewis, Printers, Love Lane, Eastcheap.

Errata.
to page 9, last line, for “to will,” read “to kill.”

57, first line, for "unexemplary,” read “exemplary."
99, line 16, for "alotted," read “ allotted."
107, line 16, for “virtues," read “victories.”

The chief things for life is water and bread, and clothing, and a house to cover shame.

Better is the life of a poor man in a mean cottage, than delicate fare in another man's house.

For it is a miserable life to go from house to house, for where thou art a stranger, thou darest not open thy mouth.

Be it little or be it much, hold thyself contented, that thou haarunamalow

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Plummer and Brewis, Printers, Love Lane, Eastcheap.

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