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December 2018: A West Country Christmas – Dorset in December

Thomas Hardy’s celebration of Christmas in Dorset in his early novel Under the Greenwood Tree is perhaps second only to A Christmas Carol (a version ...More
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'For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.'.. Robert Louis Stevenson

'An author who speaks about their own books is almost as bad as a mother who speaks about her own children.'.. Benjamin Disraeli

'As covetousness is the root of all evil, so poverty is the worst of all snares.'.. Daniel Defoe

'My family pride is something inconceivable. I can't help it. I was born sneering.'.. W S Gilbert

'I have nothing to declare except my genuis.'.. Oscar Wilde

'Success is a great deodorant.'.. Elizabeth Taylor

'Conceit is the finest armour a man can wear.'.. Jerome K Jerome

'War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle.'.. Thomas Carlyle

'It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world.'.. Mary Shelley

'Artists aren't really people. And I'm actually 40 per cent papier mache'.. Morrissey

'Selfishness is the greatest curse of the human race.'.. W E Gladstone

'Who, being loved, is poor?'.. Oscar Wilde

'Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable'.. Sir Francis Bacon

'It's not whether you win or lose, it's how many people remember you when you die.'.. Jonathan Ross

'I have never acted on a press release or gone out to dinner with a PR. I think PR is a ridiculous job. They are the headlice of civilisation'.. A A Gill

'I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing.'.. Jonathan Swift

'Several excuses are always less convincing than one.'.. Aldous Huxley

'Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.'.. Robert Louis Stevenson

'Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it.'.. Edmund Burke

'We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience'.. George Bernard Shaw

'A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.'.. George Eliot

'If you are ever in doubt as to whether to kiss a pretty girl, always give her the benefit of the doubt.'.. Thomas Carlyle

'Deprivation is for me what daffodils were for Wordsworth.'.. Philip Larkin

'You have no idea what a poor opinion I have of myself and how little I deserve it'.. W S Gilbert

'Love is staying up all night with a sick child - or a healthy adult.'.. David Frost

'Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.'.. Rudyard Kipling

'What happens in the heart simply happens.'.. Ted Hughes

'The one great principle of English Law is to make business for itself'.. Charles Dickens

'Breed is stronger than pasture.'.. George Eliot

'Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends by blocking his retreat.'.. Oscar Wilde

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