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Fountain or Fount?
My wife and I have been arguing about the phrase 'Fountain of all knowledge'. She says it's 'Fount of all knowledge'. Can anyone tell me what the correct phrase is and for a bonus where it originates from?
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"Reason is natural revelation, whereby the eternal father of light, and fountain of all knowledge, communicates to mankind that portion of truth which he has laid within the reach of their natural facilities."
This quote is from 'An Essay Concerning Human Understanding' by John Locke, the 17th century philosopher. Clearly, he was referring to God.