Thursday, April 15, 2010

Quotables

"Gaming and liquor have debauched more women than all the solicitations of the whole race of man."

-Colonel George Hanger

6 comments:

Châtelaine - The Garden Fairy said...

That must be true. And he looks like a man who KNOWS. Obviously a true philanderer... kind regards, Martina

Heather Carroll said...

It looks like you know your rakes, Martina!

Tim said...

Hanger - a puppy's lacky.

Anonymous said...

Gaming and Liquor, eh? Would that be George Gaming and Andrew Liquor? I wonder how they managed to beat the rest of the male population in the selfish & irresponsible category.

Tulip said...

Fair enough comment. But it's true for the boys too.

That's one of the things I've never understood about the pre-World War II English upperclass: why is gaming away your life and property acceptable but working for a living so that you're rich and happy not okay?

ZACL said...

I hope he qualified his thoughts.