purpose of WOTY contests

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Sep 3 01:32:38 UTC 2006

At 9:16 PM -0400 9/2/06, Fred Shapiro wrote:
>On Sat, 2 Sep 2006, Michael Adams wrote:
>>Thanks, Fred! Cromwell's version of his quotation is so much more
>>eloquent. Perhaps I can remember it better from now on, though that
>>remnant of childhood learning survived pretty well, after all.
>Learned Hand (how's that for a name!) said that Cromwell's quote should be
>inscribed on every courthouse, school, church and legislative body.
>Curiously, he didn't mention the building currently most in need of it,
>the White House.
>Fred Shapiro

 From what I recall, it wouldn't have hurt for Cromwell himself to
have put it up on his mirror.


>>I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be
>>Oliver Cromwell, Letter to General Assembly of Kirk of Scotland, 3
>>August 1650
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