Pieter Bruegel I – To fish behind the net by petrus.agricola

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Pieter Bruegel I - To fish behind the net

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

The Dutch inscription reads as follows:
My compt het mager, aen andere het vet,
ick vische altyt achter het net.

The free English translation:
The lean is my lot, the fat the lot of another,
I always fish behind the net.

Meaning: To miss an opportunity

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