Pieter Bruegel I – To be jealous on the neighbours succes by petrus.agricola

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Pieter Bruegel I - To be jealous on the neighbours succes

Pieter Bruegel the elder – Twelve proverbs [1558] –
Antwerp, Museum Mayer van der Berg –
Source: VisitFlanders

The Dutch inscription reads as follows:
Myns naesten welderen myn herte pynt,
ick en mach niet lyden dat de sonne int waeter schynt.

Free English translation:
The prosperity of my neighbour causes me much heartache,
I do not want the sun to shine in the water. (because of jealousy)

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