Giv every one you meet, my boy, the time ov day and halff the road, and if that dont make him civil dont waste enny more fragrance on the cuss.
[Give everyone you meet, my boy, the time of day and half the road, and if that don't make him civil don't waste any more fragrance on the cuss.]Josh Billings (1818-1885) American humorist [pseud. of Henry Wheeler Shaw]
Josh Billings: His Works, Complete (1873)