"Of all the queer families I ever see, the Dows is the durndest queer," Harvey Nourse, descendant of Rebecca Nourse, adjudged and burned as a witch, Salem, Mass.
"Any sane man claiming to be a Dow is an impostor," Major Joseph Dow, U. S. A. to President James Monroe, 1818.
On board S. S. Carmania 1912:
Head Steward: "Whom shall I seat at your table, Captain?"
Capt. Daniel Dow (absently) : "Oh, anyone."
H. S.: "Might I venture to say that there is a large family aboard named Dow?"
Capt. Daniel (impatiently): "Go ahead, bring on the whole d____family."
The Author obediently now brings on the whole d_____family.