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A New Dictionary of Quotations on Historical Principles from Ancient and Modern Sources [Various editions] Mencken, H.L.
Hardcover, 1352 pages
Published June 27th 1942 by Knopf (first published 1942)
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Varmint
Oct 24, 2007 Varmint rated it really liked it
Shelves: mencken
organized by subject. a really wonderful resource.

mencken hid many of his own sayings in the book. often attributing them to "ancient sumerian fishwive's proverb" and such.
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Aug 22, 2011 Willard Brickey rated it really liked it
A little idiosyncratic, but I mean that in a good way, since it's Mencken. A lot of strange but good choices.
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Henry Louis "H.L." Mencken became one of the most influential and prolific journalists in America in the 1920s and '30s, writing about all the shams and con artists in the world. He attacked chiropractors and the Ku Klux Klan, politicians and other journalists. Most of all, he attacked Puritan morality. He called Puritanism, "the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy."
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