Unbelievable tales from One Who Knows.‘It is a comfort in wretchedness to have companions in woe’.
We're taking a bit of a breather while the world rearranges its underpants. Meanwhile, the other blog is here.
There is only one quote good enough. 20 April 1653It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonoured by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not barter'd your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defil'd this sacred place, and turn'd the Lord's temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress'd, are yourselves gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors. In the name of God, go!
....what Tommo said.
what a fantastic quote!
Yes. Tom is the man.
The last sentence I use frequently (sotto voce usually) but please Tom remind me who originally quoth it.Reminiscent of Shylock's 'I know you all...
Major Tom rocks, but like Pat, I want to know who originally wrote this as well, please do tell.
It's Oliver Cromwell addressing the Long Parliament.And I'm warning you all: there's weeks of this nonsense to come.
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