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City mouse, country mouse

Posted by Dave Xnet on January 16, 2004

In Reply to: City mouse, country mouse posted by R. Berg on January 16, 2004

: "it's better
: : to eat seeds in a safe place, than to eat cake where
: : there is danger"
: : This sentiment reminds me of a proverb or popular
: : saying, but I can't place it -
: : any thoughts appreciated.
: : Dave

: From a different translation of the same fable: "Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear."

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Appreciate that - I don't recall ever seeing that fable before.