Jack Sprat

At its origins “Jack Sprat” was known as a proverb, and the term used to refers at short people in the 16th century. It was first mentioned by John Clarke in English proverbs collection from 1639, “Jack will eat not … Continue reading →

If wishes were horses

Also known as a proverb, “If wishes were horses, beggars would ride” is a traditional nursery rhyme originating from the 16th century England. The meaning of the proverb is that it is not enough to wish upon something, you have … Continue reading →

For Want of a Nail

“For Want of a Nail” is a popular nursery rhyme and proverb, dating back to the 14th century. The words of this meaningful say, can teach our children the simple fact that each of our actions, no matter how unimportant … Continue reading →