|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (18361911)|
|QUOTATION:||He is an Englishman!|
For he himself has said it,
And its greatly to his credit,
That he s an Englishman!
For he might have been a Rooshian
A French or Turk or Proosian,
Or perhaps Itali-an.
But in spite of all temptations
To belong to other nations,
He remains an Englishman.