Who Wrote?

17th September 2004 at 01:00
1 "All of them is guzzling human beans every night," he answered.

"All of them excepting me. That is why you will be coming to an ucky-mucky end if any of them should ever be getting his gogglers upon you. You would be swalloped up like a piece of frumpkin pie. All in one dollop!"

2 "He does not hear; he will not look, Nor yet be lured out of his book.

For, long ago, the truth to say, He has grown up and gone away, And it is but a child of air That lingers in the garden there."

3 "They were aware of the existence of Einstein and the arguments of those who considered the Bible to be untrue. They knew the rudiments of astrology but not the date of the Battle of Flodden or the capital of Finland."

4 "Four times, under our educational rules, the human pack is shuffled and cut -at 11-plus, 16-plus, 18-plus and 20-plus - and happy is he who comes top of the deck on each occasion, but especially the last. This is called Finals, the very name of which implies that nothing of importance can happen after it."

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