Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Fanny Bowditch Dixwell Holmes (18401929)
Washington is full of famous men and the women they married when they were young.
FANNY DIXWELL HOLMES, remark to President Theodore Roosevelt at the reception preceding a dinner at the White House in honor of her husband, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, January 8, 1903.Catherine Drinker Bowen, Yankee from Olympus, p. 362 (1944).