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Friday, June 16, 2006


"The devil had too good a time of it on earth;still, he would suffer for it later. It was a comfort to think that folks couldn't carry their good times with them into eternity. Why should the godly, in a free country, be obliged to watch the ungodly amusing themselves right under their noses? In a free country, mind you . . . What sort of freedom was that?It made him feel oppressed to think of it.

Was this a quote from "W"?

Pat Robertson?
Nope! Reverend Flood, a character in Robert Nathan's book "Fiddler in Barley" written in 1926.

Eighty years and we still have the Rev. Floods, alas.


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