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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Runs may Read (He that).
 
The Bible quotation in Habakkuk ii. 2 is, “Write the vision, and make it plain, that he may run that readeth it.” Cowper says—   1
       
“But truths, on which depends our main concern …
Shine by the side of every path we tread
With such a lustre, he that runs may read.”
       
Tirocinium.
 


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