[PW] Rossini Quotation (Quotation Query #798)

Suzanne Watkins gilgunn2003 at ymail.com
Sat May 12 09:14:22 PDT 2018

Datemi il conto della lavandaia e vi metterò in musica anche quelloGive me the laundress' bill and I will set to music even that.
Indro Montanelli, L'Italia giacobina e carbonara, Rizzoli, Milano 1972, p. 612

Sue W
"Man will destroy the world because he does not obey the laws of nature and pretends to know the laws of God" -S. Sullivan (1966)

    On Saturday, May 12, 2018, 7:33:31 AM PDT, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:  
 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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