Thomas Tusser
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"Thomas Tusser" was an English poet and farmer, best known for his instructional poem Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry, an expanded version of his original title, A Hundreth Good Pointes of Husbandrie, first published in 1557. Five Hundred Points… contains the rhyming couplet:

A foole and his monie be soone at debate,

which after with sorrow repents him too late.

This is an early version of the proverb A fool and his money are soon parted.

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