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Wit and wisdom of Josh Billings

Billings, Josh

Wit and wisdom of Josh Billings

choice bits of fun and philosophy of the great humorist

by Billings, Josh

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Published by H. Montague in Winston-Salem, NC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American wit and humor.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementcarefully collected and revised by H. Montague.
    ContributionsMontague, Hieronymus, 1858-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS2806 .M6
    The Physical Object
    Pagination154 p. :
    Number of Pages154
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22965961M
    LC Control Number36013239

      Under the pseudonym “Josh Billings” he wrote in an informal voice full of the slang of the day, with often eccentric phonetic spelling, dispensing wit and folksy common-sense wisdom. His books include Farmers’ Allminax, Josh Billings’ Sayings, Everybody’s Friend, Choice Bits of American Wit and Josh Billings’ Trump Kards.


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Henry Wheeler Shaw, recognized by his pen name Josh Billings, was a famous American humorist and lecturer, renowned for his work ‘Josh Billings' Sayings’, ‘Everybody's Friend’ and ‘Josh Billings' Trump Kards’. He lived a mobile life touring across the country, orating humorous lectures which were followed and admired by all.

His first book was issuedin New York, by George W. Carleton, the publisher of Artemus Ward’s Works, and was entitled “Josh Billings, His Book.” This volume had a large sale, and was followed in July,by a new work entitled “Josh Billings on Ice.”.

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LAUGHS & INSPIRATION. Witty one-liners, Dec ― Josh Billings. Witty one-liners, Jan Dear optimist, pessimist and realist, (an American who is known for previously having the highest recorded IQ according to the Guinness Book of Records, a competitive category the publication has since retired.

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Under the pseudonym "Josh Billings" he wrote in an informal voice full of the slang of the day, with often eccentric phonetic spelling, dispensing wit and folksy common-sense wisdom.

His books include Farmers’ Allminax, Josh Billings’ Sayings, Everybody’s Friend, Choice Bits of American Wit and Josh Billings’ Trump Kards.

Creator: Josh Billings (pen name of Henry Wheeler Shaw), celebrated U.S. humorist Context: A collection of “Sayings of Josh Billings” appeared in “The Alleghanian” newspaper of Ebensburg, Pennsylvania in Billings employed phonetic spelling.

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web; books; video; audio; software; images; Toggle navigation. Josh Billings, pseudonym of Henry Wheeler Shaw, (born ApLanesboro, Mass., U.S.—died Oct. 14,Monterey, Calif.), American humorist whose philosophical comments in plain language were widely popular after the American Civil War through his newspaper pieces, books, and comic lectures.

He employed the misspellings, fractured grammar, and hopeless logic then current among. -Josh Billings Certainty I have lived in this world just long enough to look carefully the second time into things that I am the most certain of the first time.

Attributed to JOSH BILLINGS (Henry Wheeler Shaw) by The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, 3d ed., p. Not verified in his writings, although some similar ideas are found in Everybody’s Friend, or Josh Billing’s Encyclopedia and Proverbial Philosophy of Wit and Humor ().

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While written many years ago these quotes contain words of wisdom that apply today. In the mid 's he started to write humorous sketches and a down to earth philosophies.

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Every 15 seconds or so, your screen will be refreshed and updated with a clever thought, a famous quotation or witticism. A) I honestly believe it is better to know nothing than to know what ain’t so. B) Wisdom don’t consist in knowing more that is new, but in knowing less that is false.

QI believes that Josh Billings can be credited with the sayings above. Under the pseudonym of Josh Billings, Shaw wrote in contemporary slang, using eccentric phonetic spelling to dispense wit and wisdom.

His books include Farmers' Allminax, Josh Billings' Sayings, Everybody's Friend, Choice Bits of American Wit and Josh Billings' Trump Kards, and his lectures were extremely popular with nineteenth-century audiences.

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The idea for this book grew out of a conversation over dinner after the memorial service for Mrs. Fleming in England on Febru While reminiscing about and toasting Mrs.

Fleming, it was suggested that the wit and wisdom of this remarkable woman should be preserved in a book so that future generations also could be inspired. Full text of "Josh Billings' Farmer's Allminax for the Years See other formats Google This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online.

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wisdoms synonyms, wisdoms pronunciation, wisdoms translation, English dictionary definition of wisdoms. The ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; insight. he can afford to be as harmless as a dove —Josh Billings Wisdom - an Apocryphal book consisting mainly of a meditation on wisdom.

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