[...] profitable and pleasant Glass of extraordinary Expences. [...]
Whereunto is added, the true Assize of Bread, according to the Statute.

[...] DayWeekMonthYear
q. Farthing.j. d. ob. q.viij. d.vij. s. vij. d. q.
[...]HIS. Farthing a day in full expence,
is in the year, seven shillings seven pence:
a Farthing which some need to regard,
[...]or for them to thrive it will be hard.
Come view this glass well,
and look thereupon:
For it passeth all others,
of Crystal or Stone.
ob. a half-penny.iij. d. ob.xiiij. d.xv. s. ij. d. ob.
[...] Half-penny a day, is in the year found
[...]e fifteen shillings and two pence half-penny round:
[...]he which if good husbandry would hap,
[...] would find a Child both with milk and pap,
If with sparing at first
thou do begin:
Both thou, wife and children
shall thereby profit win.
i. d. a penny.vij. d.ij. s. iiij. d.xxx. s. v. d.
[...] this Penny a day, see thou take good heed,
[...]e it will empty thy purse with speed:
[...]rty shillings five pence in the year it doth contain:
Beware that the Ale-wife hath not the gain.
From Alehouse and Tavern,
thy penny keep warm:
At home a Groat spent
shall do thee less harm.
ij d. two pence.xiiij. d.iiij. s. viij. d.iij. li. x. [...].
[...]his Two pence a day, is three pound a year,
[...]d full ten pence; take heed my dear:
[...]t, Oatmeal, S [...]e, it would well discharge,
[...]nd Candles also, if thou spend not two large.
If having but small, being godly
and this well observe:
Relieve thou maist sometime
the poor that do starve.
q. iij. d. Three pence.xxi. d.v j s.iiij. xi. s. iij. d.
[...]his three pence a day, the whole year about.
[...]is four pound eleven shillings and three pence full out.
Dishes, Spoons, Trenchers, Ladle, and Scummer,
it will buy thee, and a Hat for Summer.
In houshold-stuff somewhat
spent sometime must be:
For borrowing is hatefull,
thine own use boldly.
ii j. d. Four penceij. s. iiij. d.ix s. iiij. d.vi. l. xx. d.
[...]his Four pence a day, who so abroad doth spend,
[...]ometh to six pound twenty pence at the years end.
[...]oots, Hose, and Shooes, it would buy thee and thine,
[...]f thou and thy wife draw both the right line.
Vain[?] expence is well seen,
by being tattered and torn:
Work then and fly expence,
for this thou wast born.
v. d. Five pence.ij s. xi. d.xi. s. viij. d.vii. l. xii. s. i d.
This Five pence a day doth fully arise,
to seven pound twelve shillings & a penny, wherefore be wise,
With many implements thy house it will store
now spend as thou mayest, but spend no more.
On thy back, and in house
as need craves, bestow,
Else Neighbours[?] will say,
good drink keeps thee low.
vi. d. Six pence.ij. s. vj. d.xiii. s.ix l. ii s. vi d.
This Six pence a day, doth mount very high,
to Nine pound a year, two shillings and six pence truly.
Which would for all kind of linnen well pay:
a[?] [...] keep thee and thine in honest array.
In Common-wealth shew th [...]e
no drone for to be:
But labour with others
the burthen to carry.
vij d. Seven pence.iij s. j d.xvi s. iiij d.x l. xii s. xi d.
This Seven[?] pence a day, in the year doth increase
to ten pound twelve[?] shillings and eleven pence no less:
Which with Brass and Pewter, thy house would so deck,
th [...]t for an ill hu [...]band none should thee suspect .
To slander[?] and anger,
this expence would bring:
But kept well, it will help thee
when sickness doth sting.
viij. d. Eight pence.iiij s. viij d.xviii s. viij [...] d.xii l. i j s. iiij d.
[...]is Eight pence a day spent all the year long,
twelve pound three shillings four pence, mark well this song
will furnish thy house like an honest man,
[...] make chear for thy neighbours now and than.
For honest good neighbour hood
sometime thou must spare:
A nigard is hated,
to love him none care.
ix d. Nine pence.v s. iij d.xxi s.xiii l. xiij s. ix d.
[...]is Nine pence a day, in the year cometh just,
thirteen pound thirteen shillings & nine pence, well it trust:
[...]his would be well kept in thy Chest and House,
[...]o welcome thy friends right courteous.
For friends, as Prince, Father,
and other, something keep,
To maintain these estates,
without which thoud'st weep.
x d. Ten pence.v s x d.x [...]iij s. iiij. d.xv l. iij s. ij d.
This Ten pence a day, in the year out quite,
is fifteen pound four shillings and two pence now right:
It would buy Wood Cole, and other things fit,
yea Bread-corn, and Ale-corn, if thou hast wit.
The Scripture him counteth
an Infidel sure:
That thinks not on houshold,
nor cares for his cure.
xi d. Eleven pence.vi s. v d.xxv s. viij d.xvi l. xiiij s. vii d.
This Eleven pence a day, the year who it use
is xvi pound xiv shillings vii pence, which makes me to muse:
For this will pay servants wages, and thy house rent:
wherefore measure thy expence, and be content.
To save thee and thine
this great expence flee:
For servant to help thee,
by this paid will be.
xij d. Twelve pence.vij s.xxviii s.xviij l. v d.
This Twelve pence a day the whole year doth amount,
to eighte [...]n pound five shillings, mark this last account:
Ten pounds yearly of this prodigal spending,
would purchase for thee a House to thy lives ending.
Beware of this ryot,
it spues thee out quite:
From house here on earth,
and from place in Gods sight.
MEasurable expence,
with thy like is much worth
But with thy Betters
thou maiest not compare:
If Rake-hells call thee,
with them go not forth,
Least thy purse and honesty,
they do make bare.
Choose thou honest
and quiet company,
With such a penny,
is much better spent:
Then that which is spared
with living too nigardly,
As some mizers do,
and yet are not content.
At the Dice play not
with one or other,
Above thy quart,
or pint of Wine:
Vnless some make thee
a cozened brothe [...]:
Never for money
to them do incline.
Neither at Cards for money,
look that thou play
Nor do thou accustom [...]bly
them frequent and use:
But for recreation
at Eeven, or in day[?],
Other wise to use them.
some may thee abuse.
At Tables[?] a [...]so
at Irish or Ticktack,
Play not but for sport,
or for Bear or Ale:
A spurt and away,
least that thy work slack,
By sitting to hear
each Ianglers tale.
The Tenice and Bowles,
take heed of them two,
Vse neither of them
for Silver nor Gold:
But only for pastime,
as some neighbours do
For Apples and Nuts,
thou maist so be bold.
Remember this well,
now herein exprest,
Young men of Sciences,
and Crafts-men all,
Let loss of time,
in you be redress,
And to your Vocation
diligently fall.
Time past and ill spent,
is a great offence:
Time lost will hardly
again be found,
Except thou givest
great diligence,
To follow that,
whereto thou art bound.
Ye rich of the World,
take here cke a Lesson,
As Stewards and not Lords,
Gods gifts you do hold:
Vain expence and excess,
you must abandon,
Especially when poor Christ
dyeth with cold.
For Prince, Realm, and poor
these things are lent,
Dame pleasure may not,
as hers them enjoy:
These goods therefore
must of thee be so spent.
As yield account rightly,
thou must with great joy.
J. Gilbert.

FOr the understanding of this Table following, know ye, th [...]t in the first two spaces is contained, from the upper end unto the lower end, the prices of a quar­ter of Wheat from twenty shillings, unto eleven shil­lings. In the next three Spaces, be contained the num­ber how many shillings, pence and grains, the penny white Loaf (by the Statute, shall weigh) according to the price of a quarter of Wheat.

And in the last three spaces are contained the number of shillings, pence, and grains, corrected according to just Assize; for the which grains, a Wheat corn is counted for a grain; And here is to be noted, that thir­ty two Wheat corns (white wheat in the midst of the eare) are counted for a penny weight, and twelve of those pence make a shilling, and twenty of those shil­lings make an ounce, and twelve of those ounces make a pound of Troy-weight, and so doth twenty shillings, after that reckoning make just the same pound where, with Bread ought to be weighed. And the penny whea­ten Loaf shall we [...]gh three half penny white Loaves.

The Quarter of Wheat.The weight of th [...] peny white Loaf.The cor­rection by just Assize.
2100201112250 [...]10
230 [...]190520230528
230 [...]181020230124
2406180 [...] [...]0220212
250017 [...]00210900
250617 [...]04210402
37001 [...]1020 [...]40812

The old Rule of Sages by good Experience.

He that earneth a Groat,
and in like time it spendeth,
May live, but not thrive,
whatsoever he pretendeth.
He that spendeth two pence,
and earneth dayly a Groat;
Shall both live and thrive,
and in time gather somewhat.
But he that spendeth a Groat,
and earneth but two pence,
Shall neither live nor thrive,
Wherefore fly such expence.

LONDON, Printed for E. Brewster, formerly living at the sign of the Crane in St. Pauls Church-yard, 1668.

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