|Marysville Tribune, 13 January 1851,|
page 4, column 1; Ohio Historical Society,
'What is your age, miss?' inquired a gallant marshal of a young lady about sixty, in the — district, the other day.
'What's that to you, Mr. Impertinence?' said the fair one, drawing up and exhibiting a formidable chevaux de frieze of broken teeth.
It is a very unpleasant question but it must be asked. What age shall I place you at? twenty, I should think.
'Yes,' said the old girl, completely molified, 'I think I was twenty last spring,' and the gratified damsel invited our friend to take a glass of wine and call again before he left town."
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