[Ads-l] hog heaven 1853

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 1 10:32:41 EDT 2021


Excellent work, Stephen.

Here is a citation with the same text which appeared one year earlier.
Perhaps the metadata has been scrambled a bit in your post, Stephen.
Not sure what n.com refers to.

Date: October 22, 1852
Newspaper: The Nashville Union
Newspaper Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Article: (Untitled short item)
Quote Page 2, Column 1
Database: Newspapers.com
Remark about date: The front page specifies "October 22, 1852"; Page
two (where "hog heaven" appears) has a transposed digits within the
date: "Oct. 22 8152".

https://www.newspapers.com/image/603949745/

[Begin excerpt]
Where do the editors of the True
Whig and Banner intend going when they
die? Wrapped up in copies of the National
Intelligencer, won’t they be wafted to the
“hog heaven” of whig editors--the bosoms
of Gale & Seaton? We think so.
[End excerpt]

On Tue, Jun 1, 2021 at 8:09 AM Stephen Goranson <goranson at duke.edu> wrote:
>
> OED (word of the day) has 1868.
> 1853, 22 Oct. National Union and American 2/1 [n.com]
> Where do the editors of the True Whig and banner _intend_ to go when they die? Wrapped up in copies of the National Intellingencer, won’t they be wafted to the “hog heaven” of whig editors […]?
>
> 1857, 30 Sept Red Bluff [CA] Beacon 1/3 [LOC]
> [This one I like, because it starts remembering, in earnest I—as a child who used to notice--choose to believe, a good acorn year:]
> ACORNS IN ABUNDANCE
> Never since the memorable year, 1849, have these good dames, the oak trees, borne so abundantly of their fruit, so precious to every “Digger’s” heart [….] Plenty of acorns to eat […] “Hog Heaven.”
> SG
>
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