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what do you mean i lost my mind?

Quote of the day

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“Once upon a time there lived an old woman, called Janet Gellatley, who was suspected to be a witch, on the infallible grounds that she was very old, very ugly, very poor, and had two sons, one of whom was a poet, and the other a fool, which visitation, all the neighbourhood agreed, had come upon her for the sin of witchcraft.”

— Sir Walter Scott, Waverley

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Written by [IMH]

18 May 2006 at 11:59 pm

Posted in Quotes

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  1. Good grief–sounds like something from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld.

    Will Duquette

    20 May 2006 at 7:46 am

  2. You wouldn’t think it, but Scott was a funny, funny dude.

    Ian

    20 May 2006 at 1:22 pm

  3. I’ve got a copy of Waverly floating around somewhere that I completely failed to get into; but then you noted that it starts a bit slowly. I may have to take another look.

    Will Duquette

    20 May 2006 at 10:47 pm

  4. I’ve got a copy of Waverly floating around somewhere that I completely failed to get into; but then you noted that it starts a bit slowly. I may have to take another look.

    Will Duquette

    20 May 2006 at 10:47 pm


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