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  • I also get a kick out of hearing old-fogy writers grousing about female fantasy writers, when I've been one for years now.

    Fiddler Fair

  • The poets were old-fogy chaps: they never saw the women of to-day, and well for them they did not.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 87, March, 1875

  • Now, I had no letters of introduction and nothing to recommend me except a certain degree of maturity and a cultivated manner of speaking, and I might and probably should have been trying to this day to break into some sedate and high-toned old-fogy office had it not been for one of those accidents with which my career has been replete.

    The Confessions of Artemas Quibble

  • He was a man of two distinct moods: in his poetry he reflected the doubt or despair of those whose faith had been shaken by the alleged discoveries of science; in prose he became almost light-hearted as he bantered middle-class Englishmen for their old-fogy prejudices, or tried to awaken them to the joys of culture.

    Outlines of English and American Literature : an Introduction to the Chief Writers of England and America, to the Books They Wrote, and to the Times in Which They Lived

  • That we have kept up our old-fogy habits so long has nothing to do with the present question. '

    People of the Whirlpool

  • Everybody said that if old-fogy Virginia did not make haste to join this march, she would be left "a wreck behind."

    A girl's life in Virginia before the war,

  • She told Flora that she ought to thank her stars that SHE had the money herself in her own name, to do just as she pleased with, without any old-fogy men bossing her.

    Oh, Money! Money!

  • No man can make a greater mistake than to adopt these old-fogy ideas.

    Twenty Years of Hus'ling

  • I mention this to show that I do not believe in the old-fogy theory of our forefathers, to "let well enough alone;" and were I the possessor of fifty times the wealth of Croesus I would never quit, but still keep hus'ling.

    Twenty Years of Hus'ling

  • Bowdoin Street only differs from its kindred, in a certain shady, grave, old-fogy, fossil aspect, just touched with a pensive solemnity, as if it thought to itself, "I'm getting old, but I'm highly respectable; that's a comfort."

    Stories of Mystery

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