our cup-sprung and cherry-merry ancestors

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at RCI.RUTGERS.EDU
Thu Dec 2 23:01:34 UTC 2004

On Thu, 2 Dec 2004 17:50:59 -0500, Benjamin Zimmer
<bgzimmer at RCI.RUTGERS.EDU> wrote:

>The Providence Gazette, April 13, 1771
>Vol: VIII; Iss: 380; Page: 63
>To express the condition of an Honest Fellow, and no Flincher, under the
>effects of good Fellowship, it is said that he is,
>47 As wife as Solomon.

That should read "as wise as Solomon", of course.  (Darn that long s.)

--Ben Zimmer

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