Saturday, March 23, 2013
"The Scorchers Have Taken the Town" 1897
Humor of sorts, apparently
From "The Wheel and Cycling Trade Review" issue for June 18, 1897.
When they whiz by ~
The dogs do bark;
The scorchers have taken the town;
Some in rags and a few with jags,
But every mother's son of them with a wild and almost uncontrollable desire to run somebody down.
I have blogged about what a "scorcher" was in the 1890s before.