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PARVAM CULINAM DUOBUS
ganeonibus non sufficere.

A small kitchen will not satisfy two gluttons

Emblema 92.

In modicis nihil est, quod quis lucretur: & unum
Arbustum geminos non alit erithacos.[1]
Aliud.
In tenui spes nulla lucri est: unoque residunt
Arbusto geminae non bene ficedulae.

No one can make anything out of small resources. One clump of trees does not feed two robins.
Another
There is no hope of gain where means are small. Two flycatchers (lit. fig-peckers) don’t lodge well in one clump of trees.

Notes:

1. á‘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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