Disraeli Quote on PQHN

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Feb 7 12:20:46 UTC 2005

On Mon, 7 Feb 2005, Benjamin Zimmer wrote:

> The earliest mention I've found on Proquest for the Judah Benjamin story
> is in a New York Times "Queries and Answers" column of July 10, 1921, in a
> response to a query about the Disraeli quote.  An earlier source is given
> for the Judah Benjamin version: "Reminiscences of Sixty Years in the
> National Metropolis" by Benjamin Perley Poore (Philadelphia, 1886).

Bartlett's gives the Poore reference, but I have looked at that book and
am unable to find it there.

Fred Shapiro

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