From Abe Lincoln in Illinois
[after a particularly hysterical outburst by Mary, he comes up to her; her back is to him
] Why do you take every opportunity you can to make a public fool out of me and yourself? It's bad enough when you act like that in the privacy of our own home, but here in front of people! You're not to do that again, do you hear? You're never to do that again!
Mary Todd Lincoln
[she turns to face him amazed, then
] You never spoke to me like that before. You lost your temper, Abe... you've never done that before.
[He turns and walks away from her