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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bar-sur-Aube (Prévot).
 
Je ne coudrais pas être roi, si j’étais prévot de Bar-sur-Aube (French). I should not care to be king. if I were Provost of Bar-sur-Aube [the most lucrative and honourable of all the provostships of France]. Almost the same idea is expressed in the words   1
       
“And often to our comfort we shall find,
The sharded beetle in a safer hold
Than is the full-winged eagle.”
   Almost to the same effect Pope says:   2
       
“And more true joy Marcellus exiled feels,
Than Cæsar with a senate at his heels.”
   See CASTLE OF BUNGAY.   3
 


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