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Brewer's: Truth in a Well

This expression is attributed both to Cleanthes and to Democritos the derider.

?Naturam accusa, qu in profundo veritatem (ut ait Democritus) peuitus abstruserit.? ?Cicero: Academics, i. 10.

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