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Matthew Klauza <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 29 Apr 2010 17:26:20 -0500
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Might it be his "Lantern for Sale," a burlesque advertisement in which Diogenes is selling his lantern, published in a 1905 Harper's?
The full text reads: 
"Lantern for Sale. Cheap. Apply to: Diogenes, 35 Cinder Square, Hell."

Just a guess.

Matthew D. Klauza
ABD PhD Candidate & GTA
Assistant Coordinator, Miller Writing Center
Department of English
Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama
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