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