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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:6023
AUTHOR:Thomas Chandler Haliburton (1796–1865)
QUOTATION:  I want you to see Peel, Stanley, Graham, Sheil, Russell, Macaulay, Old Joe, and soon. They are all upper-crust here. 1 
ATTRIBUTION:Sam Slick in England. 2 Chap. xxiv.
 
Note 1.
Those families, you know, are our upper-crust,—not upper ten thousand.—Cooper: The Ways of the Hour, chap. vi. (1850).
  At present there is no distinction among the upper ten thousand of the city.—N. P. Willis: Necessity for a Promenade Drive. [back]
Note 2.
“Sam Slick” first appeared in a weekly paper of Nova Scotia, 1835. [back]
 

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