[PW] Rossini Quotation (Quotation Query #798)

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at yale.edu
Sat May 12 07:33:23 PDT 2018

I am trying to trace a quotation, attributed to Rossini: "Give me a laundry list and I'll [or "I will"] set it to music."  In a little bit of searching the earliest I have found it is from 1941.  I would welcome any help in finding pre-1941 occurrences of this in English or in Italian.

Fred Shapiro

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