I was caught by the line, "A Fox knows much..." 1640 by George Herbert. He wrote a large collection of Proverbs and much can be read into them. Here is a list of them. This fellow thought about things.
And also John Heywood, with his proverb, "None so deaf..." 1546. He wrote many you will recognize here.
Proverbs (or sayings) are Clever, sometimes Amusing, always Thought provoking... it makes you realize there are a lot of minds out there that put 2 and 2 together, write it down and let others in on it.
Proverbs entertain us, warn us and try to make us wiser.... in a gentle sort of way.
...approx. 5½ " x 8½" in my sketchbook. Fine pen and watercolor
at Desideratum Art and Jewelry Studio, St. Martins, NB.