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#39963 - 08/29/01 11:40 AM Mr. Dooley
wwh Offline
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While out on my two mile morning constitutional, something reminded me of Finley Peter Dunne's Mr.Dooley, and his remark about posterity, which I cannot quote accurately: "What in hell did posterity ever do for us?"

Please, can someone quote it correctly?

Here are a couple URLs to his quotes:

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Oracle/6517/291.htm

http://www.threadcity.com/irishclub/dooley.html

http://209.237.136.137/text-page-FPDunne2.htm



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#39964 - 08/29/01 11:56 AM Re: Mr. Dooley
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"What in hell did posterity ever do for us?"

Sounds close enough for me.


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#39965 - 08/29/01 12:58 PM Re: Mr. Dooley
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a similar construct is credited to Sir Boyle Roche: "Why should we do anything for
posterity -- what has it ever done for us?"


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#39966 - 08/29/01 02:21 PM Re: Mr. Dooley
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Dear tsuwm: I had never heard of Sir Boyle Roche, but found some quotations from him. He would never have been equal to Finley Peter Dunne in a debate. You have to scroll down a ways.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Revlist/message/17902


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#39967 - 08/29/01 02:42 PM Re: Sir Boyle
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oh my, Dan Quayle preincarnate! 8 )


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#39968 - 08/29/01 04:51 PM Re: Mr. Dooley
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"What in hell did posterity ever do for us?"

Well, how else would we be able to sit?


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#39969 - 08/29/01 04:57 PM Re: Mr. Dooley
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"What in hell did posterity ever do for us?"

Well, how else would we be able to sit?

BravO, JazzO! Couldn't have said it better myself.


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#39970 - 08/29/01 06:26 PM Re: Elevation
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Faldage! You Pooh-bated!

Hosannas! Let the cymbals crash; let the trumpets blare; let the dancing girls run through the streets!


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#39971 - 08/29/01 06:41 PM Re: Elevation
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There was a time when a portion of my posterity used to sit in my lap, but I never sat on any of it.


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#39972 - 08/29/01 08:00 PM Boyle Roche,
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When I was in college, we used to have smoked roche, but I certainly don't recall boiling any. If you did that you would have to worry about the tea roche price.

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