Saturday, February 17, 2007

Brits on Yanks

“I would rather, however, have a nod from an American, than a snuff-box from an emperor.”

Lord Byron, letter to Thomas Moore, June 8, 1822

“And, at this day, though I have kind invitations enough to visit America, I could not, even for a couple of months, live in a country so miserable as to possess no castles.”

John Ruskin, Fors Clavigera, Vol. I. Letter 10, 1871

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