The English are better animals than the Scots...

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The English are better animals than the Scots...

Postby Windfinder » Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:24 pm

"The English are better animals than the Scots; they are nearer the sun; their blood is richer, and more mellow."

Wise man, was Jimbo Boswell. :lol:

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And another Boswell quote

Postby Nick » Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:34 pm

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"My heart warmed to my countrymen, and my Scotch blood boiled with indignation. I jumped from the benches, roared out 'Damn you, you rascals!', hissed and was in the greatest rage ... I hated the English; I wished from my soul that the Union was broke and that we might give them another battle of Bannockburn"

(recounting a situation where Londoners had been openly mocking two Highland officers and he had jumped to their defence)
- Nick 8)

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Re: And another Boswell quote

Postby Windfinder » Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:46 pm

Nick wrote:.
"My heart warmed to my countrymen, and my Scotch blood boiled with indignation.


Touche!

"He who has provoked the lash of wit, cannot complain that he smarts from it. "

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Postby bilbo » Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:37 pm

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Re: The English are better animals than the Scots...

Postby Windfinder » Sat Sep 06, 2008 7:02 pm

Dr Johnson (on Porridge): "In Scotland you eat Oats which in England we feed only to our horses."

Boswell: "Which is why England breeds excellent horses and Scotland breeds excellent men!".

(Paraphrasing.)

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Postby bilbo » Sun Sep 07, 2008 12:29 am

"Some animals are more equal than others...."

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