• He that buys land buys many stones,
    He that buys flesh buys many bones,
    He that buys eggs buys many shells,
    But he that buys good ale buys nothing else.

    Henry George Bohn, John Ray (1860). “A Hand-book of Proverbs: Comprising an Entire Republication of Ray's Collection of English Proverbs, with His Additions from Foreign Languages : and an Alphabetical Index, in which are Introduced Large Additions, as Well of Proverbs as of Sayings, Sentences, Maxims, and Phrases”, p.383