"Plough with the favorite heifer", 1749

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Tue Jun 6 17:50:41 UTC 2006

> "We are informed that a certain Foreign . . . who makes a
> very splendid Figure amongst us, has already lern'd to pursue
> the old English Maxim of ploughing with the favorite Heifer,
> which he thoroughly understands in the metaphorical Sense;
> and that a certain Naturaliz'd C-n-ss, in Conformity to this
> Maxim, was lately entertain'd by him with great Splendour and
> Expense."

And what is "C-n-ss"?  Surely not coonass?

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