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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Vous êtes orfèvre, Monsieur Josse (You are a jeweller, Mr. Josse). Nothing like leather; great is Diana of the Ephesians; your advice is not disinterested. In Molière’s comedy of L’Amour Médecin, a silversmith, by the name of Josse, being asked the best way of curing a lady pining from love, recommends a handsome present of jewellery. The father replies, “You advise me like a jeweller, Mr. Josse.”   1



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