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    Treason doth never prosper; what’s the reason?
    For if it prosper, none dare call it treason.
    Sir John Harington (1561–1612)

    “You the one, I the few”
    said John Adams
    speaking of fears in the abstract
    to his volatile friend Mr. Jefferson,
    Ezra Pound (1885–1972)

    People’s backyards are much more interesting than their front gardens, and houses that back on to railways are public benefactors.
    —Sir John Betjeman (1906–1984)