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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Two of a Trade never agree.
 
The French say, Fin contre fin n’est bon à faire doublure—i.e. Two materials of the same nature never unite well together.   1
       
“E’en a beggar sees with woe
A beggar to the house-door go.”
   Greek: “Kai ptchos ptcho phthonei.” (Hesiod.)   2
   Latin: “Etiam mendcus mendico invidit.” “Figlus figulo invidet, faber fabro” (“Potter envies potter, and smith smith”).   3
 


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