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a King's proverb

From:Wade, Guy <guy.wade@...>
Date:Friday, June 15, 2001, 12:55
This just came to me yesterday while listening to a news blurb about the
US/Russian summit.  It fits perfectly with the story I am evolving:

"Before you choose your enemy, speak his language."

The surface meaning is practical.  Of course, this proverb is also full of
deeper meaning: Choose your enemy wisely, understand him first, don't make
an enemy that should have been an ally.  I haven't come up with the
Canotaean translation yet, but I thought I'd throw it out for you all, if it
pleases you to translate.  :-)



daniel andreasson <daniel.andreasson@...>
claudio <claudio.soboll@...>proverb ?
Douglas Koller, Latin & French <latinfrench@...>
Dan Jones <feuchard@...>
andrew <hobbit@...>
Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>