[Ads-l] Between you and I, I'm surprised!

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 27 07:19:19 EST 2016


It's even in Shakespeare, a century earlier.

_The Merchant of Venice_ III, ii, 320.

JL

On Sat, Nov 26, 2016 at 8:48 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> Love[']s a Jest. A Comedy. (1. Ed.) - Page 67
> https://books.google.com/books?id=ZRNSAAAAcAAJ
> Peter Anthony Motteux - _1696_ - ‚ÄéRead
> Ilb[red]. Well, Sam, wil't speak a good word to thy Neice [sic] for honest
> Bob[?]
> Ga[ymood]. _Between you and I_, honest Bob, 'twill be needless; I fancy my
> Lord Lovewel  will have her before to Morrow Noon, if he has not by this
> time, and so I leave you.
>
>
> Somehow, till today, I've labored under the mispreapprehension that
> _between you and I_ et sim. is something that became hip only recently,
> like, since WWII. That it's, in fact, hundreds of years old is, well...
>
> Youneverknow.
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
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