"The Doctor's man, Vasserman, was mute as a bedbug, but not deaf or simple. He did right well with the ladies despite being dumb- I think it was because he worked double hard at it."
- James Cullen, Remembrances of Eight years before the Mast, 1834.
Mute as a bedbug? Ah, that's what the card-on-a-string, that I noticed in earlier pictures is for!ReplyDelete