water “glideth by the mill Than wots the miller of—More,” TITUS ANDRONICUS, ii. 1. 85. Ray gives, among English proverbs,“Much water goes by the mill the miller knows not of. Assai acqua passa per il molino che il molinaio non vede. Ital.;” and, among Scottish proverbs, “Meikle water runs where the miller sleeps.” Proverbs, pp. 136, 299, ed. 1768.
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