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Quotation by Bret Harte
Now, I hold it is not decent for a scientific gent To say another is an ass—at least, to all intent; Nor should the individual who happens to be meant Reply by heaving rocks at him to any great extent.
Bret Harte (1836–1902), U.S. author (FRANCIS BRET HARTE). The Society upon the Stanislaus (l. 21–24). . .
Oxford Book of American Light Verse, The. William Harmon, ed. (1979) Oxford University Press.
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