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10 Jan 2006

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Walter Bagehot
English economist & journalist (1826 - 1877)
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01 Jan 0001

Ah, "quotation" --- welcome back ! You may enjoy my articles, via the Health24 main page, about drunken politicians, which includes one of my favourite stories / quotes. About George brown, an often drunken British senior politician. The story is probably apocryphal, but splendidly believable, that at some major international reception, he staggered up to a figure in a marvellous purple gown, and asked for a dance. The reply was reputedly: "There are three reasons why I will not dance with you. One, you are very drunk. Two, they are playing my national anthem. And three, I am the Cardinal Archbishop of Lima."
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