Don Livingston (Graduate Student)

4500 Whitman Ave. North #2 Dept. Slav. Lang. & Lit., DP-32

Seattle, WA 98103 University of Washington

Phone/Fax (206) 634-1539 Seattle, WA 98195

Date: Thu, 4 Nov 1993 19:55:39 -0800

From: Donald Livingston deljr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]U.WASHINGTON.EDU

Subject: Proverb


Somewhere over the last year I encountered a proverb or

saying that expressed the following idea: When in John's house,

dont' rave about Jim's talents/possessions/activities lest John

feel that you are obliquely slighting him (John) by not saying the

same of him. Does anyone know a proverb to that effect? I think

it was an English language proverb, but could have been Slavic or

Semitic. Thanks for you consideration!

All the best, Don.