[The Following Specimen]The Illustrated London News, vol. 46, no. 1319, p. 546.
June 10, 1865
The following specimen of mixed metaphor is, according to the Reader, taken from an American journal:--"The apple of discord is now fairly in our midst, and, if not nipped in the bud, it will burst forth in a conflagration which will deluge the sea of politics with an earthquake of heresies."