|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||John Gay (16851732)|
|QUOTATION:||In evry age and clime we see|
Two of a trade can never agree. 1
|ATTRIBUTION:||Fables. Part i. The Rat-catcher and Cats.|
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]