Antedating of James Joyce quote

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 16 17:09:45 UTC 2010

What I meant to write was "not identical."

 "Not hardly" was a revisional artiftact. Like "Artifitact" in the last

On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 11:20 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:

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> At 1/16/2010 09:59 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> >Unless all members of the group expired on its final day (a consummation
> >DTBW), I would say, regrettably, that they had failed their master.
> If you look at the illustration to the Boston Globe article, they
> must have died happy.  (Present in the New England Weekly Journal's
> 1736 Drinkers Dictionary, but cut by Franklin to fit his page.  And,
> I note, the OED has not taken notice yet -- for "happy", still a 1989
> entry, its earliest citation, sense 6, is 1770.)
> Joel
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