[Ads-l] finding sympathy in the dictionary

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Wed Nov 29 17:13:21 EST 2017


What is the state of play on this expression?  It's not in YDQ, and it
seems not to be in Popik's Big Apple.

WHERE can even the most miserable always find sympathy? In the dictionary.

*Publication: *Frank Leslie's Weekly
*Date: *AUGUST 15, 1868

Found through the Accessible Archives database -- while looking for
something else, of course.


GAT

-- 
George A. Thompson
The Guy Who Still Looks Stuff Up in Books.
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
Univ. Pr., 1998.

But when aroused at the Trump of Doom / Ye shall start, bold kings, from
your lowly tomb. . .
L. H. Sigourney, "Burial of Mazeen", Poems.  Boston, 1827, p. 112

The Trump of Doom -- also known as The Dunghill Toadstool.  (Here's a
picture of his great-grandfather.)
http://www.parliament.uk/worksofart/artwork/james-gillray/an-excrescence---a-fungus-alias-a-toadstool-upon-a-dunghill/3851

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