antedating (?) "mad as a hatter" (1829)

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Mon Sep 24 12:02:48 UTC 2007

At Google Books full view with the date on the running heads:

 From a strange [I first typed strage, strange stage] play in Blackwood's
Magazine, June 1829, page 790. Three different characters have the following

He's raving.

Dementit [sic].

Mad as a hatter. Hand me a segar.

Stephen Goranson

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