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Hunting two Hares

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He who hunts two hares leaves one and loses the other. No one can do well or properly two things at once. “No man can serve two masters.”

French:

“Poursuis deux lièvres, et les manques” (La Fontaine).

“On ne peut tirer à deux cibles.”

Latin:


“Duos qui sequitur lepores, neutrum capit.”

“Simul sorbere ac flare non possum.”

“Like a man to double business bound,

I stand in pause where I shall first begin,

And both neglect.”


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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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Huniades, Hunniades, or Hunyady
Hunks
Hunt
Hunter
Hunter’s Moon (The)
Hunters and Runners
Hunting of the Hare
Hunting the Gowk
Hunting the Snark
Hunting two Hares
Huntingdon
Huntingdon Sturgeon (A)
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Hurdle Race (A)
Hurdy-gurdy
Hurlo-Thrumbo
Hurly-burly
Hurrah
Hurricane
Hurry