To Harmodius, descended from the ancient Harmodius, when he reviled Iphicrates [a shoemaker's son] for his mean birth, "My nobility," said he, "begins in me, but yours ends in you."
Who is worse shod, than the shoemaker's wife, With shops full of shoes all her life?Proverb reported by John Heywood, Proverbs (1546), Pt. I, ch. 11
Who is worse shod than the shoemaker's wife?Part I, chapter 11. (Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919))
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