"Rich man's ice in summer, poor man's ice in winter" (1899)

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Thu Jan 20 08:24:19 UTC 2005

Last one tonight. The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (pg. 630) has  "early
20th century" for "The rich man has his ice in the summer and the poor  man
gets his in the winter."
_MERCURY'S  LONG DROP; One Degree Below Zero Recorded Yesterday. THE COLD
WAVE SEEMS BROKEN  Decided Rise in Temperature During the Afternoon, and a
Further Moderation Is  Predicted for To-day--Charitable Associations Kept Busy
Relieving Distress, and  Demand Will Be Even Heavier--Many Find Work Shoveling Away
Snow. Merry Sleighing  Parties. Busy Dispensing Charity. Brought Work for
Many. _
The Washington Post (1877-1954). Washington, D.C.: Jan 3,  1899. p. 3 (1
Mr. Dooley's theory of equalization of all things, by the process of which
the rich man gets his ice in summer while the poor man gets his in winter, is
being thoroughly appreciated by the poor of Washington during the present cold

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