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... was dragged

Posted by Brian Hanna on March 06, 2000

In Reply to: ... was dragged posted by ESC on March 05, 2000

: : I have searched all the quotation books for this well-known phrase. I believe the original was "America was dragged . . . etc.
: : Can anyone help me? What is the exact phrase, and who said it when?

: I've not found it yet. But I'm looking.

It was said of my Grandfather, who ruled all with a rod of iron and dispensed his justice without fear or favour, that he used to be much worse until grandma dragged him, kicking and screaming, into the 17th century. We always wondered where he'd started his journey to civilisation and what impediments had prevented him arriving at the same place as everybody else.