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 Still Sow.Stilling (John Henry), 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Still Waters Run Deep.
 
Silent and quiet conspirators or traitors are most dangerous; barking dogs never bite; the fox barks not when he would steal the lamb.   1
       
“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.
 


 Still Sow.Stilling (John Henry), 

 
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