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Posted By: Jim Dixon
13-Nov-08 - 03:20 PM
Thread Name: BS: Did your mum say this to you.....
Subject: RE: BS: Did your mum say this to you.....
"Every day he goes the round of his traps, and his invariable answer when asked what he has caught is, 'What the little boy shot at!' The little boy in question is legendary and proverbial, and is supposed to have shot at 'nothin'."
"The New England Magazine" 1892.

"You'd lose your head if it wasn't fastened on!"
"The Young Pioneers of the North-west" by Charles H. Pearson, 1870.

"'There'll be laughing on the other side of their mouths, I guess, before the week is out' cried the artist in a spiteful tone."
"Putnam's Magazine" 1854.

"'Child,' said she, very coldly, 'your voice is like a bee in a bottle.'"
"Maids of Honour: A Tale of the Court of George I" by Robert Folkestone Williams, 1845.