Quote or Proverb: My boys trust in the Lord, and keep your powder dry (antedating 1832 February 28)

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Jan 26 20:26:28 UTC 2011

If my comments on this message chain have sometimes seemed out of
sequence, I apologize.  Some of the messages by other writers have
for some reason (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) been sent by Yahoo email
to my Spam mailbox.  And I did not check there until today.


At 1/24/2011 10:19 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>I thought I was going from the title page, but I must have missed the
>transition between the original pamphlet and piled on "stuff"--the
>Yes, upon further analysis, it seems the series was published in 1896-7.
>So the text would have come much later. I found another US-based text
>that included the quip that was tagged 1835. The actual date was 1839. I
>am quite certain that the supposed 1805 piece is mixed up, just as I
>described earlier--barring blatant plagiarism, the poem did not appear
>before 1848.
>So I owe Garson a second apology.
>     VS-)
>On 1/24/2011 9:04 PM, Dan Goncharoff wrote:
>>How are you determining the date for the writing of the pamphlet? It
>>looks more modern to me, and the Cromwell quote is provided by the
>>pamphlet writer, not Emerson.
>The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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