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Share this: The phrase became popular during the late 1840s and early 1850s as it became associated with the California Gold Rush. McDonald is her Governor, and a democratic Legislature, by a decided majority in both branches.
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Occasional mentions of the story occurred during the following years in newspapers of the Southern United States; for example, on 1 st November 1839, The Mississippian Jackson, Mississippi quoted The Standard of the Union Milledgeville, Georgia: Later in the same century, it was used in reference to the experience of soldiers in the Civil War. Arkansas Arts Council.
Apart from other uses of the phrase by George Wilkins Kendall, the second-earliest instance of the phrase that I have found is from Seeing the Elephant , an article published in the Weekly Picayune New Orleans, Louisiana on 15 th August 1842: The Elephant Romeo, now exhibiting at No.
February 24 and March 2 2: The American-English colloquial phrase to see the elephant means to see life, the world or the sights , as of a large city, to gain knowledge by experience.
James McVicar and Robert Brownlee. Thank you! The men inside whiled the time away drinking and when it came time to perform, stumbled drunkenly into the orchestra pit.
Go Back. Those who came to London from the country were often taken to see the lions in the Tower. I've done my usual diligent research and it showed me what I already believed to be true: Apparently, somewhere in the West was such a skeleton.
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This is an American version of the older British expression to see the lions. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Arkansas State Archives.
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