One of the brothers of January, au old baron of Lombardy. When January held a family council to know whether he should marry, Placebo very wisely told him to do as he liked, for says he-
A ful gret fool is eny counselour; That servith any lord of high honour; That dar presume, or cones [once] thenken it. That his counseilschuld pass his lordes wit.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894