Fisher Ames Quote

The gentleman puts me in mind of an old hen which persists in setting after her eggs are taken away.


Reported in Memoirs of Theophilus Parsons (1859). Ames is reported to have said this while opposing Parsons as counsel in a legal case.

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The gentleman puts me in mind of an old hen which persists in setting after her eggs are taken away.

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The gentleman puts me in mind of an old hen which persists in setting after her eggs are taken away.

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The gentleman puts me in mind of an old hen which persists in setting after her eggs are taken away.

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The gentleman puts me in mind of an old hen which persists in setting after her eggs are taken away.