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RE: 0ff-Topic: Ink-Stained Wretch (Stumpers-L)



Here's the original post from Mary, Lynn.
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Mary Bernard [mailto:Mary_Bernard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, July 09, 2002 6:58 AM
To: xywrite@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: 0ff-Topic: Ink-Stained Wretch

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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Mary

Mary Bernard
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