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April 8, 2014

I shall not be far wrong in asserting that there exists not in the United Kingdom, man, woman, or child, who has not either seen pictures or panoramas of Waterloo, heard songs on Waterloo, read books on Waterloo, talked for weeks about Waterloo, and full two-thirds of the adult population could not rest until they journeyed forth to have a look at Waterloo.

1838  Harry Austin, a Guards officer, in Guards, Hussars, and Infantry: Adventures of Harry Austin, Vol. I.  (via ladycashasatiger)
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