Saturday, September 13, 2008


"When things get so balled up that the people of a country got to cut loose from some other country, and go it on their own hook, without asking no permission from nobody, excepting maybe God Almighty, then they ought to let everybody know why they done it, so that everybody can see they are not trying to put nothing over on nobody."

From The American Language by H.L. Mencken

Portrait of H. L. Mencken, 1927, by Nikol Schattenstein, 1877 - 1954. In the collection of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, Maryland.

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