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Necessary and unnecessary.
'Il faut discerner la peau de la chemise.
We must [learn to] distinguish things
which be near,
and those which be further from,
or beyond us.
'Porter des fueilles au bois.
Carry leaves to the woods,
Or, to present gifts to the rich
or bestow things on those that
have already as much as they can use.
[as, to pour water in the sea,
to carry coals to Newcastle,
Or send Owls to Athens,
To protect the moon against wolves].