The past is another country
Posted on September 16, 2005
In Reply to: The past is another country posted by Hal on September 16, 2005
: I believe that the phrase "the past is another country" is the opening line of a book. Is this correct?
Not quite. L. P. Hartley's 'The Go-Between' begins with "The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there."
Christoper Marlowe's 'The Jew of Malta' contains these lines:
Barnadine: "Thou hast committed - "
Barabas: "Fornication but that was in another country and, besides, the wench is dead"