NYT Blogs: Headline from Pogue's Posts

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Oct 9 23:26:17 UTC 2011

I see Kohler&Chase 1901: Universally imitated, never reproduced;
Hartshorn Shade Rollers: often imitated, never equalled; Londonderry
Lithia Spring Water 1895: Never Has Been Imitated; Dunlop Tyres 1902:
Oft imitated, never equalled; Clement's French Beauty Shop 1913: Those
daily French perfumes, creams and toilet preparations often imitated,
never equalled...; Garland Stoves and Ranges 1897: Often imitated, never
equalled; Frazer Axle Grease 1904: often imitated, never equalled; etc.,

The Sportsman. New Series. Vol. I, No. II. London: August 1836
p. 95/2
> This the hand of Providence (as the first ohject of his heart) spared
> him long enough to see complete; but just in the moment of exultation,
> when loaded with the grateful caresses of an idolizing multitude, and
> when absolutely arranging the business of a Spring and Autumn meeting
> at Ascot, to vie in some degree with the sport of Newmarket, and when
> the whole county resounded with unprecedented plaudits, the allwise
> and dispensing power, to whose dictates we must piously submit,
> dropped the curtain of death upon such a life, such an accumulation of
> goodwill and charitable practice to all mankind, that it is but little
> imitated, never can be excelled! In the happy retrospection of which
> one admonition naturally presents itself for the rumination of every
> contemplatist of human excellence--
>     "Go thou and do likwise."

Plenty more where this came from concentrating heavily between 1888 and


On 10/9/2011 6:56 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 6:31 PM, Jonathan Lighter<wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> The one I recall is "Often imitated, never equaled."
> So many "familiar" variants have now popped into my head that I feel
> that I've posted WRT favour vs. favor or some other extremely-common,
> hence extremely-ordinary, phenomenon. And I can't think of the product
> that had this (kind of) slogan. You'd think that a memorable slogan
> would bring up the relevant product, but I can't even come up with a
> WAG.
> --
> -Wilson

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