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  • I see thar was mischief in him as big as a meetin'-house, and I 'termined to give him as good as he sent, so I looked at him sorter savigerous like, and sez I: "'Look here, hoss, how can you have the face to talk to me, arter saying what you sed?'. . ."

    --Thomas C. Haliburton, 1852, Traits of American Humour III, p. 53

    November 16, 2008