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Petite cuysine, ne suffire, à deux friandz.

En peu n’est gaing: & ung seul arbrisseau
Nourrir ne peut & ung, & aultre oyseau.[1]
aultre.
Espoir de gaing n’est en petite chose,
Car deux Mauvis sur ung buysson ne pose.

Au maniement de petitz affaires comme de bas me-
stiers, de petites revenditions, d’escholes d’humani-
té ne fault esperer grand profict. Mais bien à l’admi-
nistration des grandes, comme des guerres, finances,
conseilz, justices, grosses marchandises. Et pource en
petit estat, ne fault avoir compaignon: car deux be-
listres (comme l’on dict) ne sont pas bons à une porte.

Notes:

1.  ‘One clump of trees does not feed two robins’. For this proverb, see Apostolius, Proverbs 11.68, where it is said to refer to ‘those who try to turn something small into a source of profit’.


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