Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep.
SHAKS.: _2 Henry VI.,_ Act iii., Sc. 1.
Till taught by pain,
Men really know not what good water's worth:
If you had been in Turkey or in Spain,
Or with a famish'd boat's crew had your berth,
Or in the desert heard the camel's bell,
You'd wish yourself where truth is--in a well.
BYRON: _Don Juan,_ Canto ii., St. 84.