Sunday, November 17, 2019


A Proverb

Charles Alexandre Perron, Proverbes de la Franche-Comté: Études historiques et critiques (Besançon: Charles Marion, 1876), p. 66 (under the heading "On n'est sûr de rien"):
Quand vous avez une bonne soupe de faite, un diable vient qui chie dedans.
Translated by Graham Robb, The Discovery of France: A Historical Geography from the Revolution to the First World War (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2007), p. 92:
When you've made a good soup, the Devil comes and shits in it.


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