Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk. Henry David Thoreau, journal, Nov. 11, 1850, presumably playing off of rumors of dairymen diluting their product with water during a milk shortage. By: Redactor Confucius Patrick Henry Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website eight + four = Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.