About Josh Billings

Josh Billings
Josh Billings was the pen name of 19th-century American humorist Henry Wheeler Shaw. Although his reputation has not endured so well with later generations, in the latter half of the 19th century he was a famous humor writer and lecturer in the United States, perhaps second only to Mark Twain. Wikipedia
April 21, 1818, Lanesborough, Massachusetts
October 14, 1885, Monterey, California

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