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 Labour of Love (A).Labourers (The Statute of). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Labourer is Worthy of his Hire.
In Latin: “Digna canis pabulo.” “The dog must be bad indeed that is not worth a bone.” Hence the Mosaie law, “Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn.”   1

 Labour of Love (A).Labourers (The Statute of). 


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