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Beyond the Pale

Posted by Sean Ryan on January 23, 2003

In one of your recent discussions of "trailer trash," the phrase "beyond the pale" was used. Can anyone say from whence it came?

"life is too uncertain to waste on quests of vane fortune when the language is the windmill which beckons tilting..."