[Ads-l] Quote: Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious. Attributed to Oscar Wilde

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jun 29 04:36:11 UTC 2019

I received a request via twitter to examine the quotation in the
subject line. It was not listed in Ralph Keyes's important reference
"The Wit & Wisdom of Oscar Wilde", so I was suspicious.

Interestingly it does appear in the 1931 book "Conversations with
Oscar Wilde" by A. H. Cooper-Prichard. More information is available

Feedback welcome
Garson O'Toole

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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