sententious saying

See: maxim
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in which it is the subject man and not moegen which is closer to the finite form of the verb, sceal (moegen and man also show inflectional syncretism in this respect); this sententious saying means:
The sententious saying that the sea often brings forth a storm is in my opinion just one of such nature maxims, an unsophisticated image of a widely accepted truth, like
Chapter 3 covers commonplace books and, more broadly, how early modern readers and writers recycled proverbs, verse and other sententious sayings to produce a sense of identity.