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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

3831 John Gay 1685-1732 John Bartlett

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.

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