October 18, 2010

Quotable

Worse, she reported that they had now entered upon an illegal combination to lift the price of the standard shad if twenty inches -- enough for the average family, and to spare -- from forty cents to half a dollar.  When my father came home for lunch and heard this incredible news, he predicted formally that the Republic would never survive the Nineteenth Century.
--H. L. Menken, Happy Days

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