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  • Prince John... added to his seneschal, "thou wilt word this our second summons so courteously, as to gratify the pride of these Saxons, and make it impossible for them again to refuse; although, by the bones of Becket, courtesy to them is casting pearls before swine."

    --Ivanhoe, Chapter XIII, by Sir Walter Scott

    January 10, 2011