[Milton-L] Royal Birth and Milton

Harper, Dave LTC MIL USA USMA Dave.Harper at usma.edu
Mon Jul 22 12:52:32 EDT 2013


Oh my - you must have clicked the "republican" option on the Guardian website!

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Baby?! What Baby? Is there something we should know about here in London? Been busy reading Claude Lefort . . .



On 22 July 2013 13:32, Harper, Dave LTC MIL USA USMA <Dave.Harper at usma.edu> wrote:


        I think Milton's worry about the costs of monarchy were quite clear, although he didn't see 24-hour news coverage coming.

        "There will be a queen also of no less charge, in most likelihood outlandish and a papist, besides a queen mother such already, together with both their courts and numerous train; then a royal issue, and ere long severally their sumptuous courts, to the multiplying of a servile crew not of servants only but of nobility and gentry..." - Ready and Easy Way.

        Clearly the big problem with royalty is that they multiply in numerous ways, a strange abundance...

        But anyway, congrats to the Royal family.

        Dave Harper
        www.sharperspace.net



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