You can always tell a Yorkshire man...... but you can't tell him much
More than any other county in England, Yorkshire retained a sort of social independence of London. Scotland itself was hardly more distinct... To a certain degree, evident enough to Yorkshiremen, Yorkshire was not English--or was all England, as they might choose to express it. --Henry Adams, 1906
I lingered round them [tombstones], under that benign sky: watched the moths fluttering among the heath and harebells; listened to the soft wind breathing through the grass; and wondered how anyone could ever imagine unquiet slumbers for the sleepers in that quiet earth. --Emily Bronte (1818-1848) _Wuthering Heights_ , "Conclusion"
Ah's Yorkshire! bi mi truly!
Ah's Yorkshire! Ah's a plain stick,
Ah's Yorkshire ti the back beean
He is Yorkshire--said of a shrewd man.-- quoted in John Ray, _A Compleat Collection of English Proverbs_, 1670
My living in Yorkshire was so far out of the way, that it was eleven miles away from a lemon. - Sydney SMITH
Topcliffe formerly denominated the Jordan of England,
because in the year 620, Agustin and Paul baptized in this
river Swale 10,000 men in one day, besides women and
children. This took place somewhere between Topcliffe and
Helperby. -- Langdale's Yorkshire Topographical
I rode over the mountains to Huddersfield. A wilder people I never saw in England. The men, women and children filled the streets and seemed just ready to devour us. John Wesley June 1757
The Court here stopt him, and the Prince did say,
My wife Katy at Rievaulx Abbey , founded 1131 by the Cistercians and destroyed by Henry VIII around 1537.
Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life. - Herbert Henry Asquith (1852 &endash; 1928)
The young always have the same problem , how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another. Quentin Crisp
Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor. --Euripides
The invention of the teenager was a mistake. Once you identify a period of life in which people get to stay out late but don't have to pay taxes - naturally, no one wants to live any other way. ~Judith Martin "Miss Manners
God...frequently...makes young men and women wiser than the aged, and gives to many, in a very short time, a closer and deeper communion with himself than others attain in a long course of years.-John Wesley ,letter: , 27 Dec 1774
It is still one of the tragedies of human history that *the children of darkness* are frequently more determined and zealous than *the children of light*. ~Martin Luther King Jr
Q. What did the Zen Buddhist say to the hot dog
On presenting a $10 bill to the vendor, He asked for his change...the vendor replied "But change comes from within."
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