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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3831
AUTHOR:John Gay (1685–1732)
QUOTATION:In ev’ry age and clime we see
Two of a trade can never agree. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Fables. Part i. The Rat-catcher and Cats.
 
Note 1.
Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and poor man has a grudge against poor man, and poet against poet.—Hesiod: Works and Days, 24.

Le potier au potier porte envie (The potter envies the potter).—Bohn: Handbook of Proverbs.

Arthur Murphy: The Apprentice, act iii. [back]
 

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