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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2002 1:48 am 
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Who originally said or wrote this?


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The proverb has been traced back to G. Legh's Accidence of Armoury (1562): "Mary, [to be sure] sir no time better than euen now."

In Mary de la Riviere Manley's The Lost Lover (1696), the proverb is in its current form: "No time like the present."

"There is no time like the present," cried Mr. Bramble--Smollett, Humphry Clinker (1771).

The saying first appeared in the U.S. in the late 18th century.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2002 6:35 am 
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Phaedrus often shines like polished brass. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2002 8:42 am 
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Thank you, Phaedrus, very helpful, impressive and Quick!...P.


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"How about never. Is never good for you?"

As I was reading profiles in the ancient history forums I ran across this quote. It was listed as a user's favorite quote. She had to be cute and sassy to favor such a quote. I have not been able to trace the source but I liked it real well.


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Phantom, I found it on a list of wisecracks/comebacks/sig. files:
http://www.fakecrap.com/funfree/wisecracks.html
http://www.weirdnursingtales.com/favoritequotes.htm


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