Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Apr 22 17:05:32 UTC 2013

Elsewhere but not in YBQ:

1896  Ambrose Bierce in _San Francisco Examiner_ (July 26) [qtd. in Paul
Fatout, _Ambrose Bierce_ (Norman, Okla.: U. of Okla. P., 1951) 226] :

I had thought there could be only two worse writers than Stephen Crane,
namely two Stephen Cranes.


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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