"Stubborn Things" (Facts? Truth? Rhymes?)

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Dec 16 11:47:20 UTC 2004

For "facts are stubborn things":
Earlier than any of the cites Barry posts is Bernard Mandeville, Bernard
Mandeville, <i>An Enquiry into the Origin of Honor, and the Usefulness of
Christianity in War</i> (1732), from Eighteenth Century Collections

Fred Shapiro

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