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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteOf all nations in the world the English are perhaps the least a nation of pure philosophers.

 Walter Bagehot quotes (British political Analyst, Economist and Editor, one of the most influential journalists of the mid-Victorian period.1826-1877)

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteThe English (it must be owned) are rather a foul-mouthed nation.

 William Hazlitt quotes (British Writer, best known for his humanistic essays. 1778-1830)

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteJ is a consonant in English, but some nations use it as a vowel --than which nothing could be more absurd. Its original form, which has been but slightly modified, was that of the tail of a subdued dog, and it was not a letter but a character, standing for a Latin verb,

_jacere_, "to throw," because when a stone is thrown at a dog the dog's tail assumes that shape. This is the origin of the letter, as expounded by the renowned Dr. Jocolpus Bumer, of the University of Belgrade, who established his conclusions on the subject in a work of three quarto volumes and committed suicide on being reminded that the j in the Roman alphabet had originally no curl.

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