[Ads-l] Rossini Quotation

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat May 12 10:35:34 EDT 2018

I am trying to trace a quotation, attributed to Rossini: "Give me a laundry list and I'll [or 'I will'] set it to music."  In a little bit of searching the earliest I have found it is from 1941.  I would welcome any help in finding pre-1941 occurrences of this in English or in Italian.

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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