Stephen Leacock mentions in one of his essays the horseman who "leaped into the saddle and galloped off madly in all directions." It would take a clever horse and a clever rider to do that, but Leacock was not necessarily being clever when he wrote it.
White, Glenn M.
"The Curse of Being Clever,"
Manuscripts: Vol. 4
, Article 19.
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