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Mar 10, 2022Liked by Simon Sarris

I feel like translating Jean de la Fontaine's moral of the story as I can, outdated but interesting:

Le monde est plein de gens qui ne sont pas plus sages:

Tout bourgeois veut bâtir comme les grands seigneurs,

Tout petit prince a des ambassadeurs,

Tout marquis veut avoir des pages.

Lots of people are not much wiser:

Every bourgeois wants to build like governors,

Every low-ranking prince has ambassadors,

Every marquess wants pages.

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