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 Davide’is.Davy. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Da’vus.
 
Davus sum, non Œdipus (I am a plain, simple fellow, and no solver of riddles, like Œdipus). The words are from Terence’s An’dria, i. 2, 23.   1
   Non te credas Davum ludere. Don’t imagine you are deluding Davus. “Do you see any white in my eye?” I am not such a fool as you think me to be.   2
 


 Davide’is.Davy. 

 
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