881. Massachusetts Centinel, 11 June 17881

BON MOT—à propôs.

Two honest natives of the land of clover, being in conversation the other day on the subject of the nearly adopted Constitution—one of them defended it in toto—while the other wished for amendments—“Where now, my dear, could you amend it”—asked the federal son of Hibernia. The other readily pointed out the defective part, and proposed the amendment.—“Faith, and my dear,” replied the federalist, “I really think now, that what you propose, would only AMEND it for the WORSE, by my soul.”

1. Reprinted: New York Morning Post, 19 June.