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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Drives fat Oxen (Who).
 
Brook, in his Gustavus Vasa, says: “Who rules o’er freemen should himself be free,” which Dr. Johnson parodied thus: “Who drives fat oxen should himself be fat.” (Boswell’s Life, year 1784.)   1
 


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