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'I often think,' he continued, 'that we can trace almost all the disasters of English history to the influence of Wales!'
Any who have heard that sound will shrink at the recollection of it; it is the sound of English county families baying for broken glass.
It may happen in the next hundred years that the English novelists of the present day will come to be valued as we now value the artists and craftsmen of the late eighteenth century.
Charm is the great English blight. It does not exist outside these damp islands. It spots and kills anything it touches. It kills love, it kills art.
Any one who has been to an English public school will always feel comparatively at home in prison. It is the people brought up in the gay intimacy of the slums, Paul learned, who find prison so soul-destroying.
Augustus Fagan, Esquire, Ph. D., Llanabba Castle, N. Wales, requires immediately junior assistant to teach Classics and English to University Standard with subsidiary Mathematics, German and French. Experience essential; first-class games essential...
Anyone who has been to an English public school will always feel comparatively at home in prison. It is the people brought up in the gay intimacy of the slums who find prison so soul-destroying.
Imperial Banquet for Welcoming the English Cruelty to Animals
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Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked, and we who fail to prevent them must share the guilt for the dead.
October 28, 1903
April 10, 1966
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