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Stevenson, R. Wells, H. Hazlitt, comp. English Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases. Better no ring than a ring of a rush. Allusively to the rush rings, which were sometimes given by men to their sweethearts. Better one house filled than two spilled. This we use when we hear of a bad Jack who hath married as bad a Jill. Better pleaseth a full womb than a new coat. Better ride an ass that carries us than a horse that throws us.
Mas quiero asno que me lleve, que caballo que me dermeque. Better some of a pudding than none of a pie. E meglio ciga ciga che miga miga.
Better spare at brim than at bottom. Seneca, Epist. Better to be idle than not well occupied. This saying is quoted by Carew in his Survey of Cornwall, 4to, , but written some time before. Better to bow than break. Il vaut mieux plier que rompre. E meglio piegar che scavezzar. Melhor he dobrar que quebrar. In opposition to this the Latin proverb says, Melius frangi quam flecti. Better to die a beggar than live a beggar.
This is apropos of the anecdote of the second Duke of Buckingham of the Villiers family. Better unborn than untaught. Non con quien naces, sino con quien paces. Better wed over the mixen than over the moor. That is, hard by or at home the mixon being that heap of compost which lies in the yards of good husbandmen , than far off, or from London.
The road from Chester leading to London over some part of the moorlands in Staffordshire, the meaning is, the gentry in Cheshire find it more profitable to match within their own county, than to bring a bride out of other shires. Because better acquainted with her birth and breeding.
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Because though her portion may chance to be less to maintain her, such inter-marriages in this county have been observed both a prolonger of worshipful families, and the preserver of amity between them. Between Cowhithe and merry Cassingland, the devil shit Benacre, look where it stands. It seems this place is infamous for its bad situation. Between hawk and buzzard. Between two stools the tail goeth to ground. Tener il cul se due scanni. While one trusts another, the work is left undone.
Betwixt the devil and the Dead Sea. On the horns of a dilemma. In Cornwall, they say deep sea, which may be right. Beware of after-claps. Beware of Had I wist. Beware of the forepart of a woman, the hind part of a mule, and all sides of a priest. Beware the bear. This is the title of a tract which appeared in , and which not improbably had reference to some proverbial expression of the time.
See Handb. Beware the cat. Beyond Lawrence of Lancashire. Beyond the Leap, beyond the law. There was no post any farther, and the district fifty or sixty miles on did without. The roads, little better than rocky paths, went up and down hills as steep as it was possible for a horse to travel. A gentleman living thirty-five miles from Cork told me it used to take him in summer from early in the morning till dark to get home, with four horses.
If he did not start till breakfast time, it was a good journey to be home by midnight. He usually walked himself, beating his carriage by hours. His next neighbour, twelve miles farther, had to make two days of it. This place was called The Leap. Illicit stills flourished everywhere, because kegs of whisky were carried so much easier than corn in bulk.
Melton, in his Astrologaster, , p.
With his brother, Chris, he has also compiled two volumes of Beccles to Bungay, books of old photographs for Tempus Publishings' Images of England series. The brothers are now collaborating on the second volume of The Town Recorder, also featuring around old pictures, with the Town Recorder Frank Honeywood and Bungay publisher Peter Morrow, which will be launched during the Bungay festival in July. Mr Reeve has also written a book on his childhood memories of Bungay in the s, which he hopes to publish in the autumn.
Everyone is welcome at tomorrow's launch, from pm, when copies will be available and Mr Reeve will sign them. Share Email this article to a friend. But in this fine was revoked, and the manor settled again by him, and Maud his wife, on Thomas , his grandson, son of Thomas , his eldest son, and Margaret his wife, remainder to John , the second son; he died in , as the Escheat Rolls say, and then, according to the settlement, it came to.
Thomas de Verdon, his grandson, who died a few months after him, upon which, according to the entail,. In , Sir Richard Le Brewse had the moiety of swans going in Brisingham fens, and had two carried to him at Fornham. He was alive in ; at his death it returned to Sir John , who had the extent of the manor renewed, from which it appears, that he was capital lord of the whole town, and patron of the church, all which he held of the Earl-Marshal at two fees; the earl held it of the Abbot of St.
Edmund , and the abbot of the King; the said John had view of frankpledge , and all other liberties before specified. The manor-house, and three hundred acres of ploughed land in demean, being then valued at 7 l. To the said manor belonged ninety-four copyholders, who held among them seventy-four messuages, and five hundred and eighty-eight acres two roods of land in villeinage; there were six cottagers in villeinage, and the lord pays yearly 3 s.
He stood to the customs and agreements which his father had made, at his going away to Martlesham , all which appear from the roll made in his father's life time, in , which begins thus:. Anno By this account we may see the difference of the value of things then and now  in what a servile condition the copyholders were, and how grand the lords must be, who had all works done without any expense.
This being as perfect an account as I ever saw of any manor, I could not omit inserting it, and do not doubt its being acceptable to some, though I must own, to others it may seem useless; however, certain it is, that the quitrents of the manor have remained to this day according to this composition. In , Sir John, and Maud his wife, settled it on Adam de Buketon , parson of Yardele Hastyng , and Ralph de Crophull , parson of Harpol , their trustees, to the use of themselves for life, and then of Edmund their son, and Jane his wife, and their heirs, upon which settlement they inherited; for afterwards this Sir John Verdon , their father, married a second wife, viz.
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Isabell, their only daughter, married to Sir Imbert Noon of Shelfhanger , in whose possession they were in As to Brisingham , that reverted, for want of heirs, from Edmund de Verdon , and Jane his wife, to Sir John Verdon , their father, who died about , leaving. Margaret, his only daughter by his first wife, his sole heiress, who was lady here in , and lived with her mother-in-law at Shelfhanger , at whose death, according to the uses in the settlement, the manor of Stansted , the manor and advowson of Chetbury, Stagenhoe manor in Hertfordshire, Verdon's manor in Clipston , this manor, and others, came to.
In they settled this manor on themselves and the heirs male of the said Margaret , remainder to Elizabeth , daughter of the said Margaret , by Sir Hugh Bradshaw , her first husband.
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This family took its sirname from a town which they were lords of in Lancashire , where they were possessed of a great estate, as is proved by the Escheat Rolls in the Tower, and in particular by a grant of free-warren to this very Sir John Pilkington , in all his manors in that shire, in which twenty at least are named; and there it is said, that this Sir John was grandson and heir to Roger de Pilkyngton , to whom that liberty was first granted in , as being son of Roger , the son of that Roger to whom the grant was made.
They always bore these arms. In , Sir John, in an inquisition then taken, is said to hold Brisingham manor of Thomas Mowbray Earl-Marshal, who is now under age, at two fees and a half quarter, one fee and half quarter of which formerly was Richard de Brewse's , of which John Lancaster now holds a fourth part, which formerly was John de Boylond's , though its relief was charged at half a fee; it was then held of Forncet manor, and the lord paid to Sir John Howard, for his part of the fishery by the Fen Common, 3 s.
In , the manor was let for seven years, at 24 l. This Sir John died about , leaving. Margaret, his widow, in possession, who this year settled it on Edmund and Robert Pilkyngton , Esqrs.