clergyman, he was for much of his life in the shadow of his elder brother Thomas Howell
, who became Lord Bishop
In 1613 he gained his B.A. from Jesus College, Oxford
– 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.