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Still Waters Run Deep

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Silent and quiet conspirators or traitors are most dangerous; barking dogs never bite; the fox barks not when he would steal the lamb.

“Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep;

And in his simple show he harbours treason,

The fox barks not when he would steal the lamb;

No, no, my sovereign, Gloucester is a man

Unsounded yet, and full of deep deceit.”


Shakespeare: 2 Henry VI., iii. 1.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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