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Billings, Josh, 1818-1885 [1866], Josh Billings, hiz sayings. With comic illustrations. (Carleton, New York) [word count] [eaf674T].
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He who buys begrudgingly, pays the higest prise
and gits nothing that sutes him.

It iz jist about az mutch mizery tew want a dimond
ring, as tew want a shirt.

The author who rites for bred, wil giv hiz reeders a
taste ov emptins.

I never knu a fool who hadn't a good voice.

Thieves hunt in couples, but a liar has no accomplice.

Az men gro older, their opinyuns, like their disseazes,
grow kronick.

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Wimmin luv their hustbands, but tha worship
their bonnets.

The man who kant liv a week on hope, and then
maik a harty meal on the result is no philozopher.

I often cum akross inidividoals, quite oftenly, who
think tha hav never committed enny sins or indiscreshuns
in this life, such people i pitty, for they
wont kno when they git to heaven.

Az a gineral thing, if yu want tew git at the
truth ov a perlitikal argyment, hear both sides and
beleave neither.

Thare iz a multitude of folks who mean well enuff
but how like the devel tha act.

Opportunitays, like eggs don't kum but one at a

I luv to gaze upon a hily eddikated and intilektooal
woman, but I kant sa that I want tew belong tew
one ov this klass.

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True honour iz a keen perception ov what iz rite,
falze honour iz a keen affectashun ov what iz rong.

“Giv the devil hiz due,” reads wel enuff in a
proverb, but mi friend what will bekum ov you and me
if this arrangement iz carried out?

If yu are happy, dont proklaim it tew the world,
the world dont luv tew hear about sich things.

A jest iz sumthing that a fule admires, and a
wize man laffs at.

Vartue that haint bin tempted, and wine that
haint bin tasted, iz verry good vartue, and verry
good wine, in bottles.

Thare iz jist this difference between a fule and a
hen, the fule cackels before, and the hen not till
after the egg iz lade.

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Billings, Josh, 1818-1885 [1866], Josh Billings, hiz sayings. With comic illustrations. (Carleton, New York) [word count] [eaf674T].
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