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8th Apr '17 1:40:47 PM JulianLapostat
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-> ''"Every one agreed that [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge General Gordon had been avenged at last]]. Who could doubt it? [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade General Gordon himself, possibly, fluttering, in some remote Nirvana]], the pages of a phantasmal Bible, might have ventured on a satirical remark. But General Gordon had always been [[PerfectlyCromulentWord a contradictious]] person--even a little off his head, perhaps, though a hero; and besides, he was no longer there to contradict...[[SarcasmMode At any rate, it had all ended very happily]] - [[ObligatoryWarCrimeScene in a glorious slaughter of twenty thousand Arabs]], a vast addition to the British Empire, and a step in the Peerage for Sir Evelyn Baring."''

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-> ''"Every one agreed that [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge General Gordon had been avenged at last]]. Who could doubt it? [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade General Gordon himself, possibly, fluttering, in some remote Nirvana]], the pages of a phantasmal Bible, might have ventured on a satirical remark. But General Gordon had always been [[PerfectlyCromulentWord a contradictious]] person--even a little off his head, perhaps, though a hero; and besides, he was no longer there to contradict...[[SarcasmMode At any rate, it had all ended very happily]] - [[ObligatoryWarCrimeScene in a glorious slaughter of twenty thousand Arabs]], a vast addition to the British Empire, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and a step in the Peerage for Sir Evelyn Baring.Baring]]."''
8th Apr '17 1:27:43 PM JulianLapostat
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-> ''"Every one agreed that [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge General Gordon had been avenged at last]]. Who could doubt it? [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade General Gordon himself, possibly, fluttering, in some remote Nirvana]], the pages of a phantasmal Bible, might have ventured on a satirical remark. But General Gordon had always been [[PerfectlyCromulentWord a contradictious]] perspm--even a little off his head, perhaps, though a hero; and besides, he was no longer there to contradict...[[SarcasmMode At any rate, it had all ended very happily]] - [[ObligatoryWarCrimeScene in a glorious slaughter of twenty thousand Arabs]], a vast addition to the British Empire, and a step in the Peerage for Sir Evelyn Baring."''

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-> ''"Every one agreed that [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge General Gordon had been avenged at last]]. Who could doubt it? [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade General Gordon himself, possibly, fluttering, in some remote Nirvana]], the pages of a phantasmal Bible, might have ventured on a satirical remark. But General Gordon had always been [[PerfectlyCromulentWord a contradictious]] perspm--even person--even a little off his head, perhaps, though a hero; and besides, he was no longer there to contradict...[[SarcasmMode At any rate, it had all ended very happily]] - [[ObligatoryWarCrimeScene in a glorious slaughter of twenty thousand Arabs]], a vast addition to the British Empire, and a step in the Peerage for Sir Evelyn Baring."''
8th Apr '17 1:27:22 PM JulianLapostat
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-> ''"Every one agreed that [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge General Gordon had been avenged at last]]. Who could doubt it? [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade General Gordon himself, possibly, fluttering, in some remote Nirvana]], the pages of a phantasmal Bible, might have ventured on a satirical remark. But General Gordon had always been [[PerfectlyCromulentWord a contradictious]] person --
even a little off his head, perhaps, though a hero; and besides, he was no longer there to contradict...[[SarcasmMode At any rate, it had all ended very happily]] - [[ObligatoryWarCrimeScene in a glorious slaughter of twenty thousand Arabs]], a vast addition to the British Empire, and a step in the Peerage for Sir Evelyn Baring."''

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-> ''"Every one agreed that [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge General Gordon had been avenged at last]]. Who could doubt it? [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade General Gordon himself, possibly, fluttering, in some remote Nirvana]], the pages of a phantasmal Bible, might have ventured on a satirical remark. But General Gordon had always been [[PerfectlyCromulentWord a contradictious]] person --
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perspm--even a little off his head, perhaps, though a hero; and besides, he was no longer there to contradict...[[SarcasmMode At any rate, it had all ended very happily]] - [[ObligatoryWarCrimeScene in a glorious slaughter of twenty thousand Arabs]], a vast addition to the British Empire, and a step in the Peerage for Sir Evelyn Baring."''
8th Apr '17 1:26:53 PM JulianLapostat
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-> ''"Every one agreed that [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge General Gordon had been avenged at last]]. Who could doubt it? [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade General Gordon himself, possibly, fluttering, in some remote Nirvana]], the pages of a phantasmal Bible, might have ventured on a satirical remark. But General Gordon had always been [[PerfectlyCromulentWord a contradictious]] person --
even a little off his head, perhaps, though a hero; and besides, he was no longer there to contradict...[[SarcasmMode At any rate, it had all ended very happily]] - [[ObligatoryWarCrimeScene in a glorious slaughter of twenty thousand Arabs]], a vast addition to the British Empire, and a step in the Peerage for Sir Evelyn Baring."''
-->-- '''Lytton Strachey''', ''Eminent Victorians'', "The End of General Gordon", final paragraph.
13th Nov '14 2:14:13 PM Theenmityofages1994
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-> The boundaries of our country, sir? Why sir, on the north we are bounded by the Aurora Borealis, on the east we are bounded by the rising sun, on the south we are bounded by the procession of the Equinoxes, and on the west by the Day of Judgment.
-->-- '''Willian Blates'''

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-> The boundaries of our country, sir? Why sir, on the north we are bounded by the Aurora Borealis, on the east we are bounded by the rising sun, on the south we are bounded by the procession of the Equinoxes, and on the west by the Day of Judgment.
-->-- '''Willian Blates'''
19th Jun '14 2:34:01 PM Random888
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-->-- ''Film/MaryPoppins''

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-->-- "Fidelity Fiduciary Bank", ''Film/MaryPoppins''
19th Jun '14 2:17:07 PM Random888
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\n---- \n \n->'''Mr. Banks''': ''You see, Michael, you'll be part of... railways through Africa!''
->'''Mr. Dawes Sr.''': Exactly!
->'''Mr. Banks''': ''Dams across the Nile!''
->'''Mr. Dawes Sr.''': The ships! Tell them about the ships!
->'''Mr. Banks''': ''Fleets of ocean greyhounds!''
->'''Mr. Dawes Sr.''': More! Tell them more!
->'''Mr. Banks''': ''Majestic, self-amortizing canals!''
->'''Mr. Dawes Sr.''': How it fires the imagination!
->'''Mr. Banks''': ''Plantations of ripening [[SpotOfTea teeeeeeeaaaaaaa]]!''
-->-- ''Film/MaryPoppins''
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