Saturday, April 7, 2012

Carrying politeness to excess . . .

. . . is said to be raising your hat to a young lady in the street, [and allowing a couple of dirty collars to fall out upon the pavement.]

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, March 1, 1862, p. 3.  This article, located at the bottom of the column was cut off when microfilmed and/or digitized.  The missing text, in brackets is from page 53 of The Cruet Stand: Select Pieces Of Prose And Poetry With Anecdotes, Enigmas, Etc., By Clare Gough

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