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  • "I believe, an' please your honour, quoth the corporal, that if it had not been for the quantity of brandy we set fire to every night, and the claret and cinnamon with which I plyed your honour off; -----And the geneva, Trim, added my uncle Toby, which did us more good than all-----I verily believe, continued the corporal, we had both, an' please your honour, left our lives in the trenches, and been buried in them too." ---Tristram Shandy, Vol. V, Ch. XXXVII

    April 14, 2013

  • "Putting the story down simply as one of the tales whores often told to elicit sympathy and the odd extra glass of geneva, he had not bothered to ask for further details."
    —Diana Gabaldon, A Breath of Snow and Ashes (NY: Bantam Dell, 2005), 25

    January 27, 2010