[Ads-l] "a rich man's war and a poor man's fight"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 27 18:49:37 UTC 2016

I don't see this in YBQ, but that may not mean anything.

1863 (March 3) in _Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United
States_ (Washington, D.C.: G.P.O.) 137: General Neal Dow [U.S.A.] says the
people in the south avow that, "This is a rich man's war, but a poor man's


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

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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