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Re: 0ff-Topic: Ink-Stained Wretch



There is an online periodical of that name.  You could ask them where they got it.

http://www.authorlink.com/in909001.html 

Lee Sioles

>>> Mary_Bernard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 07/09/02 09:57AM >>>
Irene

>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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