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Bar-sur-Aube (Prévot)

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Je ne coudrais pas être roi, si jʹétais prévot de Bar-sur-Aube (French). I should not care to be king. if I were Provost of Bar-sur-Aube [the most lucrative and honourable of all the provostships of France]. Almost the same idea is expressed in the words

“And often to our comfort we shall find,

The sharded beetle in a safer hold

Than is the full-winged eagle.”

Almost to the same effect Pope says:


“And more true joy Marcellus exiled feels,

Than Cæsar with a senate at his heels.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Barrette
Barricade
Barrier Treaty
Barrikin
Barring-out
Barrister
Barristers Bags
Barristers Gowns
Barry Cornwall, poet
Barsanians
Bar-sur-Aube (Prévot)
Bartholo
Bartholomew (St.)
Bartholomew Fair
Barthram’s Dirge (in Sir Walter Scott’s Border Minstrelsy)
Bartoldo
Bartole
Bartolist
Barzillai
Bas Bleu
Base

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