Thish gentleman has a few words to shay to you, an' don' take no for an answer.
'Good-bye, Mr. C. Young Douglas from the corner grocery is waitin' for me with a shay down the avenue.'
In the year 1735 a worthy Puritan divine, pastor over a little flock in the town of Malden, made the following entries in his diary: "January 31.Bought a shay for L27 10s.
My meek gentleman was robbed the other day, coming with his wife and family in a one-horse shay from Hampstead; the villains rifled him of four guineas, some shillings and halfpence, and a bundle of customers' measures, which they swore were bank-notes.
He drove Shays from place to place, captured his followers, and put down the rebellion.