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#39963 - 08/29/01 03:40 PM Mr. Dooley  
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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



#39964 - 08/29/01 03:56 PM Re: Mr. Dooley  
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"What in hell did posterity ever do for us?"

Sounds close enough for me.


#39965 - 08/29/01 04:58 PM Re: Mr. Dooley  
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this too shall pass
a similar construct is credited to Sir Boyle Roche: "Why should we do anything for
posterity -- what has it ever done for us?"


#39966 - 08/29/01 06:21 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


#39967 - 08/29/01 06:42 PM Re: Sir Boyle  
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this too shall pass
oh my, Dan Quayle preincarnate! 8 )


#39968 - 08/29/01 08:51 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?


#39969 - 08/29/01 08:57 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.


#39970 - 08/29/01 10:26 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!


#39971 - 08/29/01 10:41 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.


#39972 - 08/30/01 12:00 AM 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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