Thursday, June 16, 2005

Horatio Alger quote of the week

Sorry, forgot yesterday:

"While this was passing between Dick and his companion, one of the boys, a rather supercilious-looking young gentleman, genteelly dressed, and evidently having a very high opinion of his dress and himself, turned suddenly to Dick, and remarked,--

'I've seen you before.'

'Oh, have you?' said Dick, whirling round; 'then p'r'aps you'd like to see me behind.'"

From Ragged Dick (1867).

Update: "p'r'aps?"

Update II: last week's ho-quo is here; historic first ho-quo (featuring "Mother Watson") is, on the other hand, here.

Update III: Here's the site of the obviously perverted Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.

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