It is easy enough for you and your friends to find out if we sell more eggs than are laid on our own place. We suggest that you take this course. Club together and order from widely separate localities in large and small quantities more eggs than by your own admission we can possibly have to sell within a given time and see if you got them. As we acknowledge to no more than 100 hens we can fill no more than 360 egg machines on any given day unless we send out eggs more than two weeks old which find ourselves not to do.
-- Robert Frost, personal notebook circa 1903, p. 14 verso (Quoted in Faggen, R. (ed.) The Notebooks of Robert Frost (2006), page 24)