Thomas Tusser (1524 – 3 May 1580) was an English poet and farmer, best known for his instructional poem Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry, an expanded version of his original title, A Hundreth Good Pointes of Husbandrie, first published in 1557. Five Hundred Points contains these rhyming couplets: Swéete April showers,
Doo spring Maie flowers. and A foole and his monie be soone at debate,
which after with sorrow repents him too late. The latter is an early version of the proverb A fool and his money are soon parted.