It's older than I thought!

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 5 03:08:04 UTC 2014

  Harper's Weekly,  April 15, 1893, p. 361, c. 1
ad, “Don’t _Tobacco Spit_ or [Tobacco?] Smoke Your Life Away”

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society -

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