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Old 08-19-2011, 06:15 AM   #129
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Originally Posted by issybird View Post
I'm passing the baton to orlok, whose guess was spot-on in regard to date.

The quotes are from Miss Mapp, by E.F. Benson, one of the six Lucia novels. Anyone who enjoys English humor will love these lol-funny books, available here at MR.
Haven't read these, so don't really deserve the baton...but here goes.

"Englishmen are not usually softened by appeals to the memory of their
mothers, but for certain reasons, which will be fully apparent, I saw fit
to agree."

To be accurate, this is actually a novella, or even a short story, but it is a famous one.
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