The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #10100 Message #4010062
Posted By: Lighter
23-Sep-19 - 01:55 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Old Rosin the Bow / Rosin the Beau
Subject: RE: Origins: Old Rosin the Bow / Rosin the Beau
Thanks, Steve. (A search of ECCO for the phrase "I am a jolly brisk fellow" went nowhere.)
With numerous 19th century printings, I fully agree that it's the forebear of both "RTB" and "TJ."
If "RTB" was already called a "Favourite" in 1838, it's likely to be somewhat older.
Unless "Favourite" was just a sales ploy.
The 1838 text seem not to be viewable on line.