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Re: 0ff-Topic: Ink-Stained Wretch


Apologies for an off-topic question. My newspaper needs to know:
Where did the phrase "ink-stained wretch" originate?
Google has been no help.

You could try the Stumpers-L list - it was set up by reference librarians as a place to ask questions that have stumped them; but non-librarians are welcome to use it. I've got answers to a couple of hard ones that way.

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Mary Bernard