A family portrait not too stale to recordOf a pleasant old buffer, nephew to a lord,Who believed that the bank was mightier than the sword,And that an umbrella might pacify barbarians abroad:Just like an old liberalBetween the wars.
What, nephew, said the king, is the wind in that door?thomas malory
I give you joy of our new nephew, and hope if he ever comes to be hanged it will not be till we are too old to care about it.jane austen
He was a quiet, gentle man, a man who loved peace (his country had suffered much from the wars of his predecessor), he behaved graciously toward everyone, humble and great alike. Never high-handed, he always sought advice in the kingdom’s affairs from serious, experienced people. Just why his nephew killed him was never precisely explained.constantine p. cavafy
You may seek it with thimbles and seek it with care; You may hunt it with forks and hope; You may threaten its life with a railway-share; You may charm it with smiles and soap ("That's exactly the method," the Bellman bold In a hasty parenthesis cried, "That's exactly the way I have always been told That the capture of Snarks should be tried!") "'But oh, beamish nephew, beware of the day, If your Snark be a Boojum! For then You will softly and suddenly vanish away, And never be met with again!'
Now the trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed.C. S. Lewis
[In ancient Rome,] why did the senate after killing Caesar turn around and give the government to his nephew? Why did France after they got rid of the king and that whole system turn around and give it to Napoleon? It's the same thing with Germany and Hitler.George Lucas
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