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Quotation by Washington Irving
Who ever hears of fat men heading a riot, or herding together in turbulent mobs?—No—no, 'tis your lean, hungry men who are continually worrying society, and setting the whole community by the ears.
Washington Irving (1783–1859), U.S. author. A History of New York, bk. 3, ch. 2 (1809).
Written under the pseudonym Diedrich Knickerbocker.
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