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



Re: Mr. Dooley #39964
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"What in hell did posterity ever do for us?"

Sounds close enough for me.


Re: Mr. Dooley #39965
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this too shall pass
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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?"


Re: Mr. Dooley #39966
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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


Re: Sir Boyle #39967
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oh my, Dan Quayle preincarnate! 8 )


Re: Mr. Dooley #39968
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Cincinnati & Loveland, Ohio, U...
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"What in hell did posterity ever do for us?"

Well, how else would we be able to sit?


Re: Mr. Dooley #39969
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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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Faldage! You Pooh-bated!

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


Re: Elevation #39971
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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.


Boyle Roche, #39972
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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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