|William Hogarth, A Midnight Modern Conversation (1732)|
A little how came ye so?
As wise as Solomon,
It is also said that he hasBusiness on both sides of the way,
Got his little Hat on,
Bung'd his Eye,
Got a spur in his head,
Got a crumb in his beard,
Got his beer on board."
The Gentleman's Magazine (1770)
Sometimes I think that the entire eighteenth century had a crumb in its little hat, if you know what I mean.