Woman, Dog, and Hickory Tree (1909)

Bapopik at AOL.COM Bapopik at AOL.COM
Tue Feb 1 05:14:30 UTC 2005

In a message dated 1/31/2005 7:04:44 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
grinchy at GRINCHY.COM writes:


This old chestnut goes way back:

A woman, a  spaniel, and walnut tree,
The more you beat them, the better they  be.

Brewer's Readers Handbook (1897) attributes it to John Taylor  "The
Water Poet"  (1630).


Thanks. I don't know when my 1840s cite source is from, but I don't think
it's 1630.

More information about the Ads-l mailing list