Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 16:34:58 -0400
From: Fred Shapiro
Subject: Re: "...And the Horse You Rode In On"

On Sun, 28 Jun 1998, Barry A. Popik wrote:

> Safire credits Fred Shapiro's research with the earliest "high moment,"
> although my guess is that it dates much earlier than the Civil War.

Safire's _Southern Literary Messenger_ citation (I think it was 1839, I
don't have the information handy) was supplied by me also, so Safire and I
both already have it before the Civil War. But I'm sure it goes back
centuries before that, I just gave Safire what I was able to find in a
half-hour of research (he was under deadline, as usual).

Fred R. Shapiro Coeditor (with Jane Garry)
Associate Librarian for Public Services TRIAL AND ERROR: AN OXFORD
and Lecturer in Legal Research ANTHOLOGY OF LEGAL STORIES
Yale Law School Oxford University Press, 1998
e-mail: fred.shapiro[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] ISBN 0-19-509547-2