Saturday, February 21, 2015

"A Fragment" (1793)

                A FRAGMENT.

BEFORE Coquettes the Fop may strut;

But I--not I--I'll never do't:

'Tis but to stand before a glass,

To show one's self the silliest ASS!

American Spy [Lansingburgh, NY]. October 29, 1793

More colorful language in print for the 1790s than one might have expected?

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