"Politics Makes Strange Bed-Fellows"

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Sun Feb 6 14:29:00 UTC 2005

_National Era_ Nov 8, 1855; VOL. IX, NO. 462  pg. 178

"When Know Nothingism first made its appearance, its principal aim was to
check the aggressions of Popery, and secondarily to curtail the foreign
influence.  But "politics make strange bed-fellows;" and "'tis passing
strange'" to see Sam and the Pope lie down together in perfect peace, as is
now witnessed in Louisiana."

----- Original Message -----
From: "Fred Shapiro" <fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU>
Sent: Sunday, February 06, 2005 8:55 AM
Subject: "Politics Makes Strange Bed-Fellows"

> Is anyone able to search American Periodical Series to find an 1855
> occurrence there of "politics makes strange bed-fellows"?  I would need
> exact source and exact wording.
> Fred Shapiro
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