“No’m, I’m honest about it; I won’t ever do it again – till you ask me.”
“Till I ask you! Well, I never see the beat of it in my born days! I lay you’ll be the Methusalem – numskull of creation before ever I ask you – or the likes of you.”

– Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 33. A shocked Aunt Sally to nephew Tom Sawyer, whom she doesn’t recognize and is pretending to be William Thompson, after he kisses her full on the mouth. Methuselah is an allusion to the longest-living person in the Bible, who, according to Genesis, lived for 969 years.