Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Recreants

Dunlap, Shaffer and the other deserters who failed to turn up for duty yesterday with their respective clubs are now black listed under the Day resolution. None of the recreants weakened.
-Cleveland Herald, April 2, 1884

I have to admit that I love the Herald's use of "recreant." Very impressive. While the Herald's editorial stance had mellowed a bit in March, as the season approached and they focused more on the Cleveland club, the still had plenty of bitterness and anger left.

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