A Devilish Proverb

Here's a saying among the peasants of Montauban, France:

"A qui Diu nou da maynadyes, la disable qy’ou da nebouts."

“To whom God does not give children, the devil gives nephews.”

Margaret H. Darrow, Revolution in the House: Family, Class, and Inheritance in Southern France, 1775-1825 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1989), 222.

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