(of brief, public-domain utterances)
by literary rapscallion Jonathan Caws-Elwitt
Prof. Oddfellow adds:
In the word of the great statesman and martyr, Abraham Lincoln
As the legendary Mae West
once exclaimed, "Funny!"
In the word of the great Persian poet-astronomer, Omar Khayyam
To quote the eminent Frenchman, Rousseau
In the word of the great American slavery abolitionist, Frederick Douglas
As the celebrated Dr. Johnson
once asked, "Why?"
In the word of the great Italian poet-philosopher Giacomo Leopardi
As God said, ". . ."