“A Self-conceited coxcomb was introducing an acquaintance to a large company, whose physiognomy was not very prepossessing. Thinking to be extremely witty, he thus addressed the company who rose at his entrance. “I have the honor to introduce Mr. _______, who is not so great a fool as he looks to be.” The young man immediately replied to this introduction, “Therein consists of the difference between my friend and me.”
To celebrate our 225th anniversary, we’re looking through our archives to bring you 225 pieces of wit, wisdom, and fun in a series we’re calling Almanac Treasures (see more of them here).
1824 Old Farmer's Almanac