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Saturday, July 29

Honesty in politics

On the one occasion when he ran for Parliament, William Makepeace Thackeray happened to encounter his opponent, Edward Cardwell, during the course of the campaign. After a pleasant exchange of civilities, Thackeray remarked, "Well, I hope it will be a good fight, and may the best man win."

"Oh, I hope not," replied Cardwell.


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