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Like most quotes, context is quite important. Taking a single line out of context makes understanding it more difficult. You can find multiple references to illness in the same I've Been to the Mountaintop speech. (I will cite from the copy linked to by the Wiki article found at americanrhetoric.com. As usual, all emphasis mine) Here the world is all messed ...


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This question kind of reminds me of how decades ago I used to read my papers' weekly Miss Manners column. It seemed like once a month or so someone would write in asking "What is the polite way to X", where X is something inherently rude. She usually had an impressively gentle way of informing them that the only polite path is to not X at all. ...


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I can only speak to Anglo-Saxon usage of french maids, but there are several reasons they were preferred, but before I got into these I would just like to say that the majority of french maids severing the gentry were not poor peasant girls, for the most part they were from the lower-middle or middle classes or sometimes the upper middle class (though those ...


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