typo or eggcorn?

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Thu Jun 1 00:16:49 UTC 2006

from Barry:
>11 July 1872, Boston <i>Daily Globe</i>, pg. 6:

>" It was bold to presume anything of  the kind, bit it was bolder far to
>venture to >accost an Englishman, even in the  wiles of Africa, without an
Oh, those wiles!

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