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The Lurking Terrors Of Rural England: Lord Massereene and Ferrard

It’s no good putting up notices saying ‘Beware of the bull’ because very rude things are sometimes written on them. I have found that one of the most effective notices is ‘Beware of the Agapanthus’. Lord Massereene and Ferrard 1914-1993 … Continue reading

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Conversational Labyrinths: Bernard Levin

I am quite capable of speaking, unprepared, a sentence containing anything up to forty subordinate clauses all embedded in their neighbours like those wooden Russian dolls, and many a native of these islands, speaking English as to the manner born, … Continue reading

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Languages: Charles V

To possess another language is to possess another soul Charles V (1500-1558) (Spanish: Carlos I; Dutch: Karel V; German: Karl V.; Italian: Carlo V; French: Charles V; 24 February 1500, Ghent, Flanders – 21 September 1558, Monastery of Yuste, Spain) … Continue reading

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