• If you will notice, there is seldom a telegram in a paper which fails to show up one or more members & beneficiaries of our Civilization as promenading with his shirt-tail up & the rest of his regalia in the wash.

    Mark Twain, William Dean Howells (1960). “Mark Twain-Howells letters: the correspondence of Samuel L. Clemens and William D. Howells, 1872-1910”, Belknap Press