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I loved the Army as an institution and loathed every single thing it required me to do.
Gentlemen can now only behave as such, or be tolerated as such, in circumstances that are manifestly contrived or unreal.
Dusk is the time when men whisper of matters about which they remain silent in the full light of the sun.
Nobody minded what you did in bed or what you said about God, a very civilized attitude in 1948.
And so, at the age of thirty, I had successively disgraced myself with three fine institutions, each of which had made me free of its full and rich resources, had trained me with skill and patience, and had shown me nothing but forbearance and charity when I failed in trust.
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No man knows till he has suffered from the night how sweet and dear to his heart and eye the morning can be.
December 28, 1927
May 12, 2001
Simon Arthur Noël Raven was an English novelist, essayist, dramatist and raconteur who, in a writing career of forty years, caused controversy, amusement and offence.
Alms for Oblivion (1964)
Fielding Gray (1967)
Sound the Retreat (1971)
Brother Caine (1959)
Doctors Wear Scarlet (1960)
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