Friday, 25 January 2013
Dam’ few crowned heads
And their Christianity don't run to morality, not far at least. They lie and deceive with a will, drink to excess, slaughter each other for amusement, and the women couple like stoats. The corollary to their adage that ‘a virtuous woman is a crown to husband’ is that there are dam’ few crowned heads in Abyssinia, and hear, hear! say I, for ’twould be a cruel shame to have all that splendid married pulchritude going to waste.
Flashman on the March, p.22, Harper Collins, paperback edition 2005.
(With thanks to Dundrillon for suggesting this quote.)
Tags: Flashman, Flashman quotes, morality.