Go round to [the back door], you Impudent baggage!

Rachel Brewer to her future husband, Charles Willson Peale, the first time he came calling, 1763


The fact is that I have a colorick disposition and therefore I am obliged to keep a bridle constantly tight-reined to stay my tongue and hands from mauling everyone that approaches me.

Charles Willson Peale to Angelica Peal Robinson, 1813