James Howell
James Howell was a 17th-century Anglo-Welsh historian and writer who is in many ways a representative figure of his age. The son of a Welsh
Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain, bordered by England to its east and the Atlantic Ocean and Irish Sea to its west. It has a population of three million, and a total area of 20,779 km²...

 clergyman, he was for much of his life in the shadow of his elder brother Thomas Howell
Thomas Howell (Bishop of Bristol)
-Life:Howell was born in Llangamarch, Brecknockshire, Wales. Son of Thomas Howell, by a daughter of James David Powell, was born at Bryn, in the parish of Llangammarche, Breckonshire 1588, His father rector perpetual of Llangammarche and also of Abernant in Carmarthenshire. He was the older brother...

, who became Lord Bishop
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 of Bristol.
In 1613 he gained his B.A. from Jesus College, Oxford
Jesus College, Oxford
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 – he was to be elected to a fellowship at Jesus College in 1623, but he was never formally admitted and his place was taken by another in 1626.

He that hath eaten a bear-pie, will always smell of the Beargarden|garden.

A hungry man is an angry man.

Owe money at Easter and Lent will seem short to thee.

Words and works eat not at one table.

The Devil turns his back to a door that is shut.

Happy is he that grows wise by other men's harms.

God consents but not always.

Neither go to a wedding nor a christening unbid.

Affection is blind reason.

To whom thy secret thou dost tell, to him thy freedom thou dost sell.