Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy St George's Day

I suspect that everyone who visits this site today will know precisely what day it is, and as such, allow me to remind you of Cecil Rhodes' famous injunction to one of his countrymen:

"Remember that you are an Englishman, and have consequently won first prize in the lottery of life."

Or perhaps this one from the late (and great) former Master of the Rolls, Lord Denning, who was born a draper's son in Hampshire:

"There are many things in life more worthwhile than money. One is to be brought up in this our England which is still the envy of less happy lands."

Indeed. And as it now "beer o'clock", to quote Detective Chief Inspector Gene Hunt, may I wish a very happy St George's Day to Englishmen and Englishwomen everywhere.


Outed said...

...and once again a happy St George's day to you TRTOK. I spent mine in the hills around Keswick. Very refreshing.

Outed said...

as for Denning, bit of a card, loved making up law as he went along and was both learned and clever enough to get away with it. He also subscribed to the wonderfully English notion that "the little old lady is always right."

This Royal Throne of Kings said...


The vast majority of mine was spent grafting, I'm afraid; but it didn't stop me blowing the froth off a few in the evening...

And back to Denning, he had one brother who became an admiral and one who became a general. Some family!