Saturday, December 11, 2010

L'Estrange: Three Things are the Better for Beating.

A Good Woman happen'd to pass by, as a Company of Young Fellows were Cudgelling a Wallnut-Tree, and ask'd them what they did that for? This is only by the Way of Discipline, says one of the Lads, for 'tis natural for Asses, Women, and Wallnut-Trees to Mend upon Beating.

Spur a Jade a Question, and he'll Kick ye an Answer.

Source: L'Estrange 316.
(not in Mille) (not in Perry)

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