|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Thomas Chandler Haliburton (17961865)|
|QUOTATION:|| I want you to see Peel, Stanley, Graham, Sheil, Russell, Macaulay, Old Joe, and soon. They are all upper-crust here. 1 |
|ATTRIBUTION:||Sam Slick in England. 2 Chap. xxiv.|
Those families, you know, are our upper-crust,not upper ten thousand.Cooper: The Ways of the Hour, chap. vi. (1850).
At present there is no distinction among the upper ten thousand of the city.N. P. Willis: Necessity for a Promenade Drive. [back]
Sam Slick first appeared in a weekly paper of Nova Scotia, 1835. [back]