Harper’s Weekly, March 1, 1879, page 171 (Humor Column Item)
He could stand it, he said, to have his wife paint every thing, from a tin cup to an old straw hat, and stick it all over with Cupids and heathen Chinese. But when she swooped down upon their last mince-pie and embellished that, he thought it was time to "kick." And he did.

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