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A Patience anagram puzzle from Sharon Brindle:
And a cryptic question from David Duffey:
Let me set a Patience puzzle. The answers, which are connected, are a quotation and two characters. A copy of the text is needed...
Look, parallel fertility problems; another blundering broad crashing lover turned the wrong way.
WEB SITES RELATING TO PATIENCE
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ALSO IN 1881
Supplied by David Duffey
1881 was a census year in UK. The results were not published for five years, but when they were the census authorities deplored the high proportion of unmarried women of childbearing age and the growing fashion among parents for spacing out the birth of their children. It was noted that this was most common among the rich and better educated and that: "the poorest third of the nation is breeding and rearing two thirds of the British race." It went on: "Family limitation might be appropriate for atheists, papists, and Frenchmen, but not for English artisans and yeomen, whose historic mission is to populate the globe.".
On the subject of atheism, the House of Commons rejected a Bill permitting Members of Parliament to affirm their loyalty to the sovereign (as an alternative to taking an oath on the Bible). The Bill passed both Houses in 1883.
The Boers defeated the British at the Battle of Majuba Hill.
James A. Garfield was inaugurated as 20th President of the US; he was shot and killed and was succeeded by Vice President Chester Arthur.
Lord Beaconsfield (Disraeli), one of the most remarkable politicians of British history, died.
P. G. Wodehouse, probably the most inventive user of the English language of the 20th Century, was born; as was Pablo Picasso, ditto of the paintbrush.
"Oh South Kensington" the Natural History Museum was opened, as were the archives of the Vatican well, "selected" records for accredited scholars.
Brahms published the Academic Festival Overture; and Henry James Portrait of a Lady.
The Chat Noir cabaret was opened in Paris.
Surely Bouncer sings, "... the cat in the Army's abolished"? Well here it says in plainest print that the Act abolishing flogging in the Army and Navy was passed in 1881. Oh, I get it, they used an implement different from the cat perhaps? I must research further into that.
Booker T. Washington founded the Tuskee Institute; University College, Liverpool was founded.
The Canadian Pacific Railway Company was formed.
30 September: "Responsible agent asks me to enquire if you will consider offer he makes by letter for fifty readings, beginning November first. This is confidential. Answer." R. D'Oyly Carte
1 October: "Yes, if offer good." Oscar Wilde.
October 27: "To the Library of Oxford Union, my first volume of poems, Oscar Wilde".
November 12: "The poet is Wilde, But his poetry's tame." Punch.
December 24: Oscar embarks on SS Arizona.
City populations (in millions): London 3.3; Paris 2.2; New York 1.2; Berlin 1.1; Vienna 1.0; Tokyo 0.8; St Petersburg 0.6. (Anyone visited all those?)
ANSWERS TO THE PATIENCE PUZZLES
Sharon Brindle's anagrams:
David Duffey's cryptic question:
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