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Source: John Bartlett (1820-1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

    There is nothynge that more dyspleaseth God,
Than from theyr children to spare the r0d. 1
          Magnyfycence. Line 1954.
    He ruleth all the roste. 2
          Why Come ye not to Courte. Line 198.
    In the spight of his teeth. 3
          Colyn Cloute. Line 939.
    He knew what is what. 4
          Colyn Cloute. Line 1106.
    By hoke ne by croke. 5
          Colyn Cloute. Line 1240.
    The wolfe from the dore.
          Colyn Cloute. Line 1531.
    Old proverbe says,
That byrd ys not honest
That fyleth hys owne nest. 6
          Poems against Garnesche.

Note 1.
He that spareth the r0d hateth his son.—Proverbs xiii. 24.

They spare the r0d and spoyl the child.—Ralph Venning: Mysteries and Revelations (second ed.), p. 5. 1649.

Spare the r0d and spoil the child.—Samuel Butler: Hudibras, pt. ii. c. i. l. 843. [back]
Note 2.
Rule the rost.—John Heywood: Proverbes, part i. chap. v.

Her that ruled the roost.—Thomas Heywood: History of Women.

Rules the roast.—Ben Jonson, George Chapman, Marston: Eastward Ho, act ii. sc. 1. William Shakespeare: 2 Henry VI. act i. sc. 1. [back]
Note 3.
In spite of my teeth.—Thomas Middleton: A Trick to catch the Old One, act i. sc. 2. Henry Fielding: Eurydice Hissed. [back]
Note 4.
He knew what ’s what.—Samuel Butler: Hudibras, part i. canto i. line 149. [back]
Note 5.
In hope her to attain by hook or crook.—Edmund Spenser: Faerie Queene, book iii. canto i. st. 17. [back]
Note 6.
It is a foule byrd that fyleth his owne nest.—John Heywood: Proverbes, part ii. chap. v. [back]

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