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The best moments in reading are when you come across something a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things that you’d thought special, particular to you. And here it is, set down by someone else, a person you’ve never met, maybe even someone long dead. And it’s as if a hand has come out and taken yours.

Remember boys: festoon your answers with gobbets, and you won’t go far wrong.

I would hate to turn out boys who, in later life, would claim to have a love of literature, or speak of the lure of language, and their love of words. Words, said in a way that’s somehow. Welsh.

Pass the parcel. That’ marc jacobs s sometimes all you can do. Take it, feel it, and pass it on. Not for me, not for you, but for someone, somewhere, one day. Pass it on, boys. Tha marc jacobs t’s the game I want you to learn. Pass it on.

But this is History. Distance yourselves. Our perspective on the past alters. Looking back, immediately in front of us is dead ground. We don’t see it, and because we don’t see it this means that there is no period so remote as the recent past. And one of the historian’s jobs is to anticipate what our perspective of that period will be. even on the Holocaust.

The truth was, in 1914, Germany doesn’t want war. Yeah, there’s an arms race, but it’s Britain who’s leading it. So, why does no one admit this?

That’s why. The dead. The body count. We don’t like to admit the war was even partly our fault ’cause so many of our people died. And all the mourning’s veiled the truth. It’s not “lest we forget,” it’s “lest we remember.” That’s what all this is about the memorials, the Cenotaph, the marc jacobs two minutes’ silence. Because there is no better way of forgetting something than by commemorating it.

[on the Holocaust] But to put something in context is a step towards saying it can be understood and that it can be explained. And if it can be explained then it can be explained away.

[on his life] I’m a Jew, I’m small; I’m homosexual, and I live in Sheffield. [pause] I’m fed.

He thinks he is in love with Dakin, however, no one believes this and thinks it is just a phase

[on Hector being sacked] No more genital massage as one speed along leafy suburban roads. No more the bike’s melancholy long withdrawing roar as he dropped you at the corner, you honor still intact.

How do I define history? It’s just one fuckin’ thing after another.

History is a commentary on the various and continuing incapabilities of men. What is history? History is women following behind. with a bucket.

Durham was very good for history. It’s where I had my first pizza. Other things too, of course, but it’s the pizza that stands out.

The more you read, though, the more you’ll see that literature is actually about losers. It’s consolation. All literature is consolation.

They’re good. but they’re crass. They need polish. edge.

I want to be up there with Manchester Grammar, Haberdasher Asks, Leighton Park. or is that an open prison? No matter.

One oddity: Rudge. And Christchurch of all places! Might get into Loughborough. on a bad year. otherwise all brights!

I said it from the start: you can’t polish a turd! (About Rudge)

On enquiry I find his pupils know all the words of “When I’m Cleaning Windows”. And Gracie Fields, Dorothy, Gracie Fields.

I was a geographer. I went to Hull. Houseman] Wasn’t he a nancy, sir?

Hector: Foul, festering, grubby minded little tr marc jacobs ollop! [hitting Timms with a rolling up paper] Do not use that word!

Timms: But you use it, sir.

Hector: I do, sir, I know, but I am far gone in age and decrepitude.

Dakin: You’re not supposed to hit us, sir. We could report you.

Hector: I know, I know.

Crowther: Yeah. You should treat us with more respect. We’re scholarship candidates now, sir. We’re all going in for Oxford and Cambridge.

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Each year on Christmas morning, when it is time to gather around the Christmas tree to open gifts, the first thing my children do is reach for their Christmas stockings. They cannot resist the fluffy red stocking lined with white fur that is stuffed to the brim with mysterious little gifts and candies. It is a wonderful tradition that has always been a big part of our family Christmas celebrations, as it is with many families, in one way or the other, across the world. How did the giving of a sock stuffed with goodies become such an integral part of Christmas to begin with?

In order to answer that question, I decided to do some research and I found that there are several possible stories behind the Christmas stocking. No one is exactly sure which story, if any, is true. However, the most accepted story entails a man whose wife had passed away and left him with three daughters to take care of. He was not a rich man and he was worried that even though his daughters were kind and gentle, they would never get married because he could not afford to pay their dowries.

One day St. Nicholas, also known as Saint Nicholas of Myra, was walking through town and overheard the townspeople talking about the mans dilemma with his three daughters. St. Nicholas wanted to help but he knew that the man would never willingly accept money from him. So he waited until it was dark and went to the mans home and dropped three bags of gold down the chimney, one for each girl marc jacobs .

It just so happened that the girls had washed their laundry that evening and had hung their stockings by the fireplace to dry. When St. Nicholas dropped the bags of gold down the chimney they landed in the girls stockings. When the girls woke up the next morning and went to get their stockings they discovered more than enough gold to pay for each of their dowries. Each girl then got married and lived happily ever after. Once word spread of how the girls had found gold in their stockings, everyone started hanging their stockings by the fireplace in hopes that they would be as fortunate.

While we do not hang our laundered stockings or socks by the chimney to dry, most of us do honor the Christmas tradition of hanging a stocking on Christmas Eve. The biggest difference is that now our stockings are made in all different shapes, sizes, colors, and textures and they are made especially for use as Christmas stockings. Instead of putting gold in the stockings, we put special gifts in them. If we are really bad during the year, we might just get a lump of coal instead of gifts.

I am intrigued by the fact that what may be an old wives tale could create such a wonderful tradition as Christmas marc jacobs stockings. The story of the father and his three daughters started a marc jacobs tradition that is now as much a part of Christmas as Santa himsel marc jacobs f. Christmas just would not be the same without Christmas stockings.