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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Cynic Tub (The).
The tub from which Diogens lectured. Similarly we speak of the “Porch,” that is, the Porch Pœcl, meaning Stoic philosophy; the “Garden,” meaning Epicuran philosophy; the “Academy,” meaning Platonic philosophy; the “Colonnade,” meaning Aristotelian philosophy.   1
“[They] fetch their doctrines from the Cynic tub.”
Milton: Comus, line 708.


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