The Clockmaker: Or the Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick

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Sam Slick first appeared in a series of sketches in the "NovaScotian "during 1835 and 1836 and proved so popular that they were published in book form with additional stories in 1838. He is credited with coining such phrases as "the early bird gets the worm," "to get blood out of a stone," "to drink like a fish," and "it's raining cats and dogs," among others. His "sayings and doings" resonated with the times, addressing as they did such issues as race, the abolition of slavery, and colonialism. Sam Slick of Slickville is a ...

The Clockmaker: Or the Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick 2005, Trafalgar Square Publishing

ISBN-13: 9781845880507

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