[Ads-l] Between you and I, I'm surprised!

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 27 01:48:43 UTC 2016

Love[']s a Jest. A Comedy. (1. Ed.) - Page 67
Peter Anthony Motteux - _1696_ - ‎Read
Ilb[red]. Well, Sam, wil't speak a good word to thy Neice [sic] for honest
Ga[ymood]. _Between you and I_, honest Bob, 'twill be needless; I fancy my
Lord Lovewel  will have her before to Morrow Noon, if he has not by this
time, and so I leave you.

Somehow, till today, I've labored under the mispreapprehension that
_between you and I_ et sim. is something that became hip only recently,
like, since WWII. That it's, in fact, hundreds of years old is, well...

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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