Fighting words in 1841

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Fri Dec 7 23:04:23 UTC 2007

This isn't an antedating of anything.  But a pithy remark, nonetheless.

[Henry A. Griffith tried for assaulting Sarah A. Sprague; she had called him "a d----d low-lived shabby white-livered son of a b---h"]
        New York Herald, October 21, 1841, p. 1, col. 6


George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern Univ. Pr., 1998, but nothing much lately.

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