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    Before the Roman came to Rye or out to Severn strode,
    The rolling English drunkard made the rolling English road.
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)

    With monstrous head and sickening cry
    And ears like errant wings,
    The devil’s walking parody
    On all four-footed things.
    —Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)

    Before the Roman came to Rye or out to Severn strode,
    The rolling English drunkard made the rolling English road.
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)

    I often think it’s comical
    How Nature always does contrive
    That every boy and every gal,
    That’s born into the world alive,
    Is either a little Liberal,
    Or else a little Conservative!
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    The timidity of the child or the savage is entirely reasonable; they are alarmed at this world, because this world is a very alarming place. They dislike being alone because it is verily and indeed an awful idea to be alone. Barbarians fear the unknown for the same reason that Agnostics worship it—because it is a fact.
    —Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)

    We are justified in enforcing good morals, for they belong to all mankind; but we are not justified in enforcing good manners, for good manners always mean our own manners.
    —Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)