"There is a curious want of system, Betteridge, in the English mind; and your question, my old friend, is an instance of it. When we are not occupied in making machinery, we are (mentally speaking) the most slovenly people in the universe."

"So much," I thought to myself, "for a foreign education! He has learned that way of girding us in France, I suppose."
Wilkie Collins, "The Moonstone"
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