Quote: Supposed Lincoln quote traces to Alphonse Karr - help with French requested

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sat Nov 16 04:54:56 UTC 2013

W Brewer wrote:
> Middle section only. Some sort of rhymed meter.
> From their better side let us try to see things:
> You complain about seeing thorny rose bushes;
> I rejoice and give thanks to the gods
>    That thorns have roses.

WB: Excellent! Many thanks. A note on this subject should be completed
and posted on the QI blog within a couple days, I think. This
translation will be included together with the original French text.

Thanks for your response, LH.


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