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"Upon the whole we are heartily glad this weapon-shawing is over, and hope the hot blood, which this animating contest has excited, will cool by degrees, and beat in its usual temperature. We have our own opinions on the matter in dispute strongly and impregnably entrenched in our minds, but that will never prevent us from recommending to the partizans of both parties — we mean those who are really sincere in their wish to serve the country — two old-fashioned virtues, good-humour and moderation."
Sir Walter Scott, newspaper editorial 17 January 1821.
In the lead up to the Scottish Independence referendum, read more about Sir Walter Scott and other Scottish authors writing about Britain and the Union in The Review of English Studies.(via oupacademic)
Somehow I think this should be part of the pilot. A Scottish storyline for independence needs to happen but from a Victorian perspective.
A woman who hates you is playing the pianoforte.
You have five hundred a year. From who? Five hundred what? No one knows. No one cares. You have it. It’s yours. Every year. All five hundred of it.
A charming man attempts to flirt with you. This is terrible.
You are in a garden, and you are astonished."
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