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October 31, 2006



Churchill might well have said that to be born English is to have won the first prize in the lottery of life. But if he did, he was only quoting Cecil Rhodes.
Pedantry is quintessentially English, isn't it?

Dave Hill

Ah-ha! But when you say "pedantry is quintessentially English" you're only quoting my Uncle Bert.


Who would want to quote Rhodes??

From Wikipedia -
Mark Twain's summation of Rhodes ("I admire him, I frankly confess it; and when his time comes I shall buy a piece of the rope for a keepsake")

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