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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

Thomas Chandler Haliburton 1796-1865 John Bartlett

      I want you to see Peel, Stanley, Graham, Sheil, Russell, Macaulay, Old Joe, and soon. They are all upper-crust here. 1 
          Sam Slick in England. 2 Chap. xxiv.
      Circumstances alter cases.
          The old Judge. Chap. xv.
      We reckon hours and minutes to be dollars and cents. 3 
          The Clockmaker.
      We can do without any article of luxury we have never had; but when once obtained, it is not in human natur’ to surrender it voluntarily.
          The Clockmaker.
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]
Note 3.
See Franklin, page 361: Time is money. [back]