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The Oxhill News

June 2003


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Quotations of the Month

Accepted abbreviations for June include J., Ju. and Jun.  Considering the length of the word ‘June’, none of them seem to help a lot, really.

Midsummer Day is another of the Quarter Days (we had Lady Day in March), and is 24th June.

The world’s first operational stored-program computer ran its first program in June 1948, at Manchester University .

The Battle of the Little Bighorn was fought on 25th June, 1876 on the South bank of the Little Bighorn River .  General Custer and his men were massacred by Sioux Indians led by Sitting Bull.

You may scold a carpenter who has made you a bad table, though you cannot make a table. It is not your trade to make tables.

Samuel Johnson, Of literary criticism. p. 409. 25th  June 1763

All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin .  And therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words Ich bin ein Berliner.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Speech at City Hall, West Berlin , 26th June 1963

(I understand that a Berliner is a small sticky cake, which says nothing for JFK’s ego – Ed.)

We know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of its periodical fits of morality.

Lord Macaulay, Moore ’s ‘Life Of Lord Byron’ (June 1830)

We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe.

Cardinal Newman, Letter to Mrs William Froude, 27th June 1841

He would, wouldn’t he?

Mandy Rice-Davies, When told that Lord Astor had denied her allegations. Trial of Stephen Ward, 29th June 1963

I have seen, and heard, much of Cockney impudence before now; but never expected to hear a coxcomb ask two hundred guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public’s face.

John Ruskin, [On Whistler’s ‘Nocturne in Black and Gold’], letter, 18th June 1877

If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome: if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent: if you believe the soldiers, nothing is safe.

Lord Salisbury, Letter to Lord Lytton. 15th June 1877

The Constitution does not provide for first and second class citizens.

Wendell Willkie , New York Herald Tribune, 13th June 1944

O, my Luve’s like a red red rose
That’s newly sprung in June.

Robert Burns, My Love is like a Red Red Rose

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