Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Evelyn Waugh on coaltions

"It is one very extraordinary thing, your British Constitution," said the ex-King of Ruritania. "All the time when I was young they taught me nothing but British Constitution. My tutor had been a master at your Eton school. And now when I come to England always there is a different Prime Minister and no one knows which is which."

"Oh, sir," said the Major, "that's because of the Liberal Party."

Evelyn Waugh Vile Bodies (1930)

1 comment:

Dick Puddlecote said...

Excellent spot. A masterful satirist was Waugh, I read all his stuff in my teens but how you managed to isolate this quote is a mystery. Congrats. :)