Sternly Posted August 5, 2004 Share Posted August 5, 2004 "Here are a couple of generalizations about England... One is that the english are not gifted artistically. They are not as musical as the Germans or Italians, painting and sculpture have never flourished in England as they have in France. Another is that, as Europeans go, the English are not intellectual. They have a horror of abstract thought, they feel no need for any philosophy or systematic 'world-view'. Nor is this because they are 'practical', as they are so fond on claiming. One has only to look at their methods of town-planning and water-supply... a spelling system that defies analysis and a sistem of weights and measures that is intelligible only to the compilers of arithmetic books, to see how little they care about mere efficiency..." Is that true, or was it? and what does the last 7 lines mean? I understand what it means, not why they say it...... about the town planning and the water supply, and I understand the things about the measurement system, but not really in the way they say it. And that's an essay I'm reading, it's called "England your England" Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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