[Ads-l] Facebook: _dude_

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 22 03:01:19 UTC 2016

"There was quite a flutter on Monday evening in the dove-cotes of society.
Mr. W. J. Ferguson, an actor with a small reputation, appeared at the
Twenty-Third Street Theatre as Sir Chauncey Trip, nicknamed the Dude. He
wore the white, broad brimmed hat of tradition, the high collar, the tight
trousers, the boots of patent leather, and was accepted as the ideal of a
dude and much admired by the ladies.” —The Critic, volume 3, 1883

Cited by Bert Vaux.
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

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