Best 18th Century Quote Ever

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Tue Aug 17 23:12:17 UTC 2004

>"Adam and Eve were a swinging Couple."
>          --W. R. Chetwood, "The Generous Free-mason; or, The Constant Lady
>          (London, 1731), p. 27.

Is the verb here "swing" or "swinge"? Can one tell from the extended context?

-- Doug Wilson

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