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Josh Billings

Josh Billings was the pen name of 19th century American humorist Henry Wheeler Shaw (21 April 1818 – 14 October 1885). He was perhaps the second most famous humor writer and lecturer in the United States in the second half of the 19th century after Mark Twain, although his reputation has not endured so well with later generations.

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Famous quotes containing the words josh billings and/or billings:

    Menny think tha luv their husbands almost tew deth, when in fack, tha are only jealous ov them.
    Josh Billings [Henry Wheeler Shaw] (1818–1885)

    The wheel that squeaks the loudest
    Is the one that gets the grease.
    —Josh Billings [Henry Wheeler Shaw] (1818–1885)