"The public be damned!" (Sept. 11, 1882)
SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Sat Oct 29 02:41:00 UTC 2005
Wow! You have research editors. That's almost cheating.
Barry, eat your heart out.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Fred Shapiro" <fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU>
> On Tue, 13 Sep 2005 bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
>> <i>The "Public Be D--d'nd," Says Bill - "You'll be</i>
>> <i>dam'd." Says Rufus - Other People's Money - </i>
>> <i>How Vanderbilt Accumulates "His'n."</i>
>> <i>New York Hour, Sept. 11.</i>
> I had one of my Research Editors check this out. He says the New York
> Hour did not have a Sept. 11, 1882 issue, and that the article in question
> appeared in the Oct. 14, 1882 issue of the Hour. This is not the earliest
> occurrence of the quotation, as ProQuest has hits back to Oct. 9, 1882.
> Fred Shapiro
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