Sunday, February 01, 2004

For He Is an Englishman

While Sunday blogsurfing thru the old china hands, acerbic expats and fellow Gweilos, Professor Tax observes a new star swing into view: ShangHai Eye. Read his description of coming home to England, and ask yourself -- "can this fellow write, or what?" It's fortunate, or even "fantastic" that no one in California is this literate, so as to spare us the temptation of Envy.

"What poet would not grieve to see,
His brethren write as well as he?
But rather than they should excel,
He'd wish his rivals all in hell."
Jonathan Swift (1739)

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