There's no ent'ring into Leagues or Partnerships with those that are either too powerful, or too crafty for us. He that has the Staff in his Hand will be his own Carver. Bought Wit is best.
Source: L'Estrange XXX. L'Estrange oddly includes a donkey here, when usually this particular version of the lion's share fable is about a cow, a goat and a sheep, as in the illustration below.
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