The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0160 Tuesday, 11 March 2008
Date: Friday, 7 Mar 2008 14:29:06 -0500
Subject: 19.0146 Churchill Blitz Quotation
Comment: RE: SHK 19.0146 Churchill Blitz Quotation
I looked in my trusty Yale Book of Quotations. No Churchill quote along
these lines appears, but there is the following similar thought:
[In response to the question why he was not fighting to defend
civilization in World War I:] Madam, *I* am the civilization that they
are fighting to defend.
Heathcote William Garrod [English academic, 1878-1960], Quoted in Dacre
Balsdon, Oxford Now and Then (1970). Hugh MacDiarmid wrote in "At the
Cenotaph" (1935): "Keep going to your wars, you fools, as of yore; / I'm
the civilization you're fighting for."
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