Sir Thomas Elder

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    Never say a humorous thing to a man who does not possess humour. He will always use it in evidence against you.
    Herbert, Sir Beerbohm (1853–1917)

    Ants are so much like human beings as to be an embarrassment. They farm fungi, raise aphids as livestock, launch armies into war, use chemical sprays to alarm and confuse enemies, capture slaves, engage in child labor, exchange information ceaselessly. They do everything but watch television.
    —Lewis Thomas (b. 1913)

    Late in the afternoon, we rode through Brewster, so named after Elder Brewster, for fear he would be forgotten else. Who has not heard of Elder Brewster? Who knows who he was?
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)