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
PO Box 97404
Waco, TX 76798