two of a trade never agree

two of a trade never agree

1630 DEKKER Second Part of Honest Whore II. 154 It is a common rule, and ’tis most true, Two of one trade never loue.

1673 E. RAVENSCROFT Careless Lovers A2v Two of a Trade can seldome agree.

1727 GAY Fables I. xxi. In every age and clime we see, Two of a trade can ne’er agree.

1887 G. MEREDITH Poems (1978) I. 148 Two of a trade, lass, never agree! Parson and Doctor!—don’t they love rarely, Fighting the devil in other men’s fields!

1914 ‘SAKI’ Beasts & Super-Beasts 96 The snorts and snarls..went far to support the truth of the old saying that two of a trade never agree.

1981 E. LONGFORD Queen Mother vii. There is an old adage, ‘Two of a kind never agree.’


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