Quotation by Joseph Addison

Our disputants put me in mind of the scuttlefish that, when he is unable to extricate himself, blackens the water about him till he becomes invisible.
Joseph Addison (1672–1719), British essayist. Spectator (London, Sept. 5, 1712), no. 476, The Spectator, ed. D.F. Bond (1965).
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