Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A Comparison

John England, Travels through Scotland (London: W. Morgan, n.d.), p. 17, quoted in Martin Rackwitz, Travels to Terra Incognita: The Scottish Highlands and Hebrides in Early Modern Travellers' Accounts c. 1600 to 1800 (M√ľnster: Waxmann Verlag, 2007), p. 125, n. 39:
A Scotchman is compared to a Fart, because, as a Fart never returns to the Place it escapes from, so a Scotchman, when he once gets out of his own Country, never desires to go back again.

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