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Happy Birthday Rabbie

I had meant to mark the Bard’s 250th birthday yesterday but stuff got in the way. So, some lazy blogging from me here as I list this selection of quotes put together by Michael Greenwell at his excellent site. Michael has altered some of the quotes slightly but this is a great cross section.

“Ye hypocrites! are these your pranks? To Murder men, and give God thanks? Desist for same! proceed no further: God won’t accept your thanks for Murther!”

“Suspicion is a heavy armor and with its weight it impedes more than it protects.”

“How wretched is the person who hangs on by the favors of the powerful.”

“Man’s inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn”

“While Europe’s eye is fix’d on mighty things, The fate of empires and the fall of kings; While quacks of State must each produce his plan, And even children lisp the Rights of Man; Amid this mighty fuss just let me mention, The Rights of Woman merit some attention.”

“Their sighing , canting , grace-proud faces, their three-mile prayers, and half-mile graces.”

“Affliction’s sons are brothers in distress; A brother to relieve, how exquisite the bliss!”

“O would some power the giftie gie us to see ourselves as others see us.”
(O would some power the gift to give us to see ourselves as others see us.)

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Two in a Row!

I haven’t mentioned Dumbarton’s vital 2-1 away victory at Berwick at the weekend. Apparently the game was played in terrible conditions and on a very poor surface.

Sons were up against it for much of the game and Berwick’s frustration at some poor refereeing manifested itself in six bookings and a sending off for the home side.

Derek Carcary was once again the man who got the Sons out of jail. A good three points which keeps the promotion dream alive.