Boys will be boys.

We have seen a young gentleman lately, whose ear was swelled so much that the whole of the auditory passage was obliterated, and the ear resembled a mass of tumified flesh; this had arisen through an older brother having caught the younger by the ear, in mere play, to retain him from outstripping him in running.

From William Wright (ed), ‘The Aurist,’ (1825)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s