Protestant Population

Famous quotes containing the words protestant and/or population:

    So the old flute was doomed and its fate was pathetic,
    ‘Twas fastened and burned at the stake as heretic,
    While the flames roared around it they heard a strange
    noise—
    ‘Twas the old flute still whistling ‘The Protestant Boys’.
    —Unknown. The Old Orange Flute (l. 37–40)

    How much atonement is enough? The bombing must be allowed as at least part-payment: those of our young people who are concerned about the moral problem posed by the Allied air offensive should at least consider the moral problem that would have been posed if the German civilian population had not suffered at all.
    Clive James (b. 1939)