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 Two Gentlemen of Vero’na.Two of a Trade never agree. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Two Strings to his Bow (He has).
 
He is provided against contingencies; if one business of adventure should fail, he has another in reserve; two sweet-hearts; two devices, etc.   1
   Latin: “Duabus anchoris nititur” (i.e. “He is doubly moored”), or “Duabus anchoris sis fultus.”   2
   Greek: “Epiiota deltaυoiotanu osigmamuεiotanu.”   3
   French: “Il a deux cordes a son arc.”   4
   Italian: “Navigar per piu venti.”   5
 


 Two Gentlemen of Vero’na.Two of a Trade never agree. 

 
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