John Ploughman's Talk; or, Plain Advice for Plain PeopleJohn Ploughman's Talk; or, Plain Advice for Plain People by Charles H. Spurgeon.
Mr. Spurgeon says—"In John Ploughman's Talk I have written for ploughmen and common people. . . . these lowly pages may teach thrift and industry all the days of the week in the cottage and the workshop."
"Racy and pungent; very plain, and to the purpose. No fear as to whether it will be read or not by those into whose hands it may fall. If Mr. Spurgeon goes on at this rate in his multiform, publications, he will leave nothing racy unsaid.''—Watchman (1883).
This is a book of proverbs written in a semi-humorous tone. Mr. Spurgeon uses a fictional character, John Ploughman, to illustrate his wisdom about everyday life. He promotes the virtuous and exposes the immoral in many thoughts, sayings, quotations, and Bible verses.—Curiosmith (2014).