Back in 1832, the Massachusetts Spy, Worcester's main weekly, had chastised the selectmen for permitting "a company of strolling actors, calling themselves Circus Riders, to exhibit their fooleries
Answers: There are at least 45 major April fooleries
on this April-Fools' cover.
He inherited an unencumbered (albeit reduced) estate, which the now absentee landlord swallowed up 'by duns, necessities, luxuries, fooleries
, jeweleries "whores and fiddlers"' in his own words (p.
To match the fooleries
of Crockett, the West invented Mike Fink, king of the flatboatmen, whose vast hyperboles made other men's boasts seem like understatement.