Thomas Tusser

Thomas Tusser (1524 – 3 May 1580) was an English poet and farmer, best known for his instructional poem Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry, published in 1557. It contains the lines

A foole and his monie be soone at debate,
which after with sorrow repents him too late.

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

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Thomas Tusser - Death
... Tusser died on 3 May 1580 at the age of about 55 ... According to John Stow's Survey of London, Cheape Ward, Thomas Tusser was buried in the now lost church of St Mildred in the Poultry ... The inscription on his tomb there was as follows "Here Thomas Tusser, clad in earth, doth lie, That sometime made the pointes of Husbandrie By him then learne thou maiest ...

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