Who is wurs shod, than the shoemakers wyfe,With shops full of shoes all hir lyfe?
Men hang out their signs indicative of their respective trades: shoemakers hang out a gigantic shoe; jewelers, a monster watch; and the dentist hangs out a gold tooth; but up in the mountains of New Hampshire, God Almighty has hung out a sign to show that there He makes men.Daniel Webster
Marry because you have drank with the king, And the king hath so graciously pledged you, You shall no more be called shoemakers. But you and yours to the world's end Shall be called the trade of the gentle craft.Probably a play of George A. Greene, in the time of Edward IV.
There are slave-drivers quietly whipped underground, There bookbinders, done up in boards, are fast bound, There card-players wait till the last trump be played, There all the choice spirits get finally laid, There the babe that's unborn is supplied with a berth, There men without legs get their six feet of earth, There lawyers repose, each wrapped up in his case, There seekers of office are sure of a place, There defendant and plaintiff get equally cast, There shoemakers quietly stick to the last.james russell lowell
Who is wurs shod, than the shoemakers wyfe, With shops full of shoes all hir lyfe?Who is worse shod, than the shoemakers wife,
We have never intended to enlighten shoemakers and servants this is up to apostles.Voltaire, Letter to d’Alembert, September 2, 1768
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