Date: Thu, 22 Jan 1998 16:12:07 +0000

From: Lynne Murphy M_Lynne_Murphy[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BAYLOR.EDU

Subject: quote source

if you squeeze your brain real hard, this might be a dialect question,

but here goes:

can someone tell me who said (shaw? twain?) the following:

however eloquently a dog may bark, he cannot tell you that his parents

were poor but honest.

if you know where s/he said it, that'd be nice to know too. and if my

quotation is inaccurate, please let me know.

i couldn't believe that no one in my department (nor any of their

quotation books) could help me on this one--i've heard it so often!

thanks in advance,



M. Lynne Murphy

Assistant Professor in Linguistics

Department of English

Baylor University

PO Box 97404

Waco, TX 76798