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Posted by Lewis on March 05, 2004

In Reply to: Still waters run deep posted by ESC on March 02, 2004

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: STILL WATERS RUN DEEP - "Don't be fooled by appearances. Quiet people are likely to be passionate or complex, even though they don't show it. The proverb has been traced back to 'Cato's Morals' (about 1400) in 'Cursor Mundi' . In 1721, it was included in James Kelly's collection of proverbs. It was first attested in the United States in the 1768 'Works of William Smith,' ." From "Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings" by Gregory Y. Titelman (Random House, New York, 1996).

Now that is a textbook example of how to cite first usage - origin, first European and then first American as separate category. To quote Mr Punch "That's the way to do it!"