[DWJ] Widdy's Subjects

Ian W. Riddell iwriddell at gmail.com
Wed Jun 20 08:53:38 EDT 2007

On 6/20/07, Minnow <minnow at belfry.org.uk> wrote:
> >--- Sally Odgers <sodgers at iinet.net.au> wrote:
> and Rosie rightly replied:
> >> "Eels, what are eels? Fish I think, or are they reptiles... Anyway,
> >> just
> >> part of natural history."
> >
> >Arthur Ransome, Secret Water. I think it's Daisy speaking.
> Ach, of course.
> So can anyone now tell me what the Flanders and Swann thing is that is not
> too dissimilar?  I'm fairly sure that somewhere in their work there is a
> comment about something being 'just part of Natural History'.
> Minnow

Could it be "The Reluctant Cannibal"

"You can't change human nature!" - I know that's a stretch, but it's what
leapt to mind.


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Should be as holy as severe
- Duke Vincentio "Measure for Measure"
Ian W. Riddell
Director of Music Ministry, James Reeb UU Congregation
Artistic Director, Perfect Harmony Men's Chorus
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