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"Stand the test of time" where did it come from?

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Do you know the origin of the meme "stand the test of time?"

Used in the sense that if something old is still famous - it must be really, really good.

Dickens’ books have stood the test of time — they are as popular now as they were a century ago.
See also: of, stand, test, time
https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/stand+the+test+of+time

Does it stem from one of ancient authorities?

 

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In another forum they pointed out David Hume

The same HOMER, who pleased at ATHENS and ROME two thousand years ago, is still admired at PARIS and at LONDON. All the changes of climate, government, religion, and language, have not been able to obscure his glory. Authority or prejudice may give a temporary vogue to a bad poet or orator, but his reputation will never be durable or general. When his compositions are examined by posterity or by foreigners, the enchantment is dissipated, and his faults appear in their true colours. On the contrary, a real genius, the longer his works endure, and the more wide they are spread, the more sincere is the admiration which he meets with. Envy and jealousy have too much place in a narrow circle; and even familiar acquaintance with his person may diminish the applause due to his performances. But when these obstructions are removed, the beauties, which are naturally fitted to excite agreeable sentiments, immediately display their energy and while the world endures, they maintain their authority over the minds of men.
But is he indeed the first?
 
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