Who is Josh Billings?

Josh Billings

Josh Billings was the pen name of 19th century American humorist Henry Wheeler Shaw (21 April 1818 – 14 October 1885). He was perhaps the second most famous humor writer and lecturer in the United States in the second half of the 19th century after Mark Twain, although his reputation has not endured so well with later generations.

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... Main article Josh Billings' Wikiquote page ... the later in life it occurs, the tougher it gets," was quoted as being Josh Billings in Jan Karon's book, A Light in the Window ... Wheel analysis was used in different forms before Billings, his poem, "The Kicker" brought the idiom into common usage of American language ...

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    Menny think tha luv their husbands almost tew deth, when in fack, tha are only jealous ov them.
    Josh Billings [Henry Wheeler Shaw] (1818–1885)

    About the only difference between the poor and the ritch, is this, the poor suffer mizery, while the ritch hav tu enjoy it.
    —Josh Billings [Henry Wheeler Shaw] (1818–1885)