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Patrick McCarthy <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 8 Jun 1997 11:33:52 -0700
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Of our elusive quote "Reform, sir, reform.  Don't talk to me of reform.
Things are bad enough already,"

Sephanie Reed says,
        Could this be from George Eliot's Middlemarch? Dorothea's wealthy
land-owning uncle Mr. Brooke?

No, I don't think so, Stephanie, although this is a good guess.  You may
have been thinking of Mr. Chichely in Chapter 16: "Hang your reforms!...
There's no greater humbug in the world.  You never hear of a reform, but
it means some trick to put in new men."

Patrick McC