Laws and Sausage

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Sun Jan 13 03:19:41 UTC 2008

As to the propagation of this meme, other than the 1869 cited newspaper
articles,  Google Books Search lists an 1870 published book containing funny
anechdotes.  It's included there, without attribution.

Sam Clements,+like+sausages%22+date:1600-1870&lr=&num=50&as_brr=0
----- Original Message -----
From: "Shapiro, Fred" <Fred.Shapiro at YALE.EDU>
Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2008 10:10 PM
Subject: Re: Laws and Sausage

> Here is a still earlier citation for the "laws and sausages" quote:
> Saxe says in his new lecture: "Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire
> respect in
> proportion as we know how they are made."
>        Daily Cleveland Herald, Mar. 29, 1869 (19th Century U.S.
> Newspapers)
> Barring further discoveries, I will certainly list this under John G. Saxe
> in the next edition of The Yale Book of Quotations.
> Fred Shapiro
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