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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hume (David),
 
the historian, takes the lead among modern philosophical sceptics. His great argument is this: It is more likely that testimony should be false than that miracles should be true. (1711–1776.)   1
 


 Hum’bug.Humming Ale. 

 
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