BY WHATEVER MEANS NECESSARY
From The May Day Mystery
"BY WHATEVER MEANS NECESSARY" is a reoccurring passage that has appeared in several ads over the years. Its origin, if any, is unknown.
"by rust and corrosion, by mold and dry rot, by silence and avoidance, by seepage and spillage, by defect and by dung, by flab and flatulence, by ebb and by shoal, by guttering candle and busheled lamp, by halves and by quarters, by loss and forfeit, by stutter and by stammer, by rent sails and uncaulked hulls, by luke-warm and half-bright, by stench and stagnation, by dead roaches and live flies, by slow waste and annual decline, by palsy and cataract, by drooling coma and abandoned death—BY WHATEVER MEANS NECESSARY"