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Re: 0ff-Topic: Ink-Stained Wretch
- Subject: Re: 0ff-Topic: Ink-Stained Wretch
- From: "Lee Sioles" LCS@xxxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 09 Jul 2002 13:03:10 -0400
OK, found on Google, on a site called "Cool Quotes."
And, like every other ink-stained wretch, he could never be certain of future income.
William Manchester, on writing
And now I really should get back to work.
>>> michael.norman@xxxxxxxx 07/09/02 10:34AM >>>
Irene Silverman wrote:
>Apologies for an off-topic question. My newspaper needs to know:
>Where did the phrase "ink-stained wretch" originate?
>Google has been no help.
>Thank you all.
Sounds Menckenesque to me. And it's not in his A NEW DICTIONARY OF
QUOTATIONS, his version of Bartlett's, which makes me think he might have