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    • He was born an Englishman and remained one for years.
      Hostage (1958), by Brendan Behan
    • This England never did, nor never shall, Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror.
      "King John", Act 5 scene 7, by William Shakespeare
    • This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands,-- This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.
      "King Richard II", Act 2 scene 1, by William Shakespeare
    • England and America are two countries separated by a common language.
    • We don't bother much about dress and manners in England, because as a nation we don't dress well and we've no manners.
      "You Never Can Tell" (1898), act I, by George Bernard Shaw
    • The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it.
      Pygmalion (1916) preface, by George Bernard Shaw
    • We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language.
      The Canterville Ghost, 1882, by Oscar Wilde
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