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  • n  a short pithy instructive saying

  • The framer of this apothegm is the proprietor of both a good restaurant and an unusual personality.
  • A favorite apothegm: "I love to study nature because I find on all her open pages the signature of the Creator, my Father.
  • Its subject is the continent of Africa; and its strangeness proves once more the truth of an ancient apothegm concerning truth and fiction.

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