Quote: 'till they could see the white of their eyes (attrib General Putnam 1800 June)

victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sun May 1 01:43:33 UTC 2011

Don't worry about the credit, Garson--I'll gladly yield it. To be honest, I
have not checked my notes in a long time, so you may well be right about the
date that I found. But it really doesn't matter to me, as long as something
gets posted with the right dates.


On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 9:02 PM, Garson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com>wrote:

> ...
> It's possible that this is the cite that Victor found, and the dates
> 1801/1800 are confused. Hence, he may deserve credit for finding this
> cite first.

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