[Ads-l] mental midget

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 27 07:45:30 EDT 2017


Antedating? (HDAS not to hand.) GB snippet, looks real. Haven't checked any
newspaper databases for anything earlier:

1923 _Sewanee Review_ XXXI 136: The veriest mental midget sees events in
terms of centuries, of vast movements of flux and achievement.

JL
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"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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