Wednesday, November 11, 2009

"Sir,” said the secretary of the hospital . . .

. . . at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, to a gentleman who had given a sum of money to the hospital, “I have to thank you for your very happy donation, which perhaps you would like to appear in the papers?” “Like to appear!” answered the old gentleman, losing his temper in a moment, “like to, indeed! Why, what else do you think I gave the money for?”

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 26, 1862, p. 2

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