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Conscious Water

The conscious water saw its God, and blushed (Nympha pudica Deum vidit, et erubuit). Crashaw's epigram on the miracle of Cana in Galilee. “The modest water” would be a closer rendering.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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