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Little Packs become a Little Pedlar

“Little boats must keep near shore, larger ones may venture more.”

Mainwaring is a clever justice-
In him, my lord, our only trust is-
Burdett's a ratten meddler;
Volks shud turn round and see their backs,
And meend [mind] old proverbs: `Little packs
Become a little pedlar.

Peter Pindar: Middlesex Election, letter i.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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