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|Why couldn't it have been simply silliness?
Written by gianni
(3/3/2009 9:59 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Would Thorpe's bigotry have been as much a..., penned by Adrian
There's already plenty to object to in the Thorpes' conduct without digging for violations of latter-day sensibilities. I don't recall any great attention to Euro-xenophobia in England at that time, either for or against.
Though, a quick look at Wikipedia reveals that my most obvious counter-example was actually written in 1905 (The Scarlet Pimpernel), so I suppose I can't really justify my objection. And I have no idea how to go about finding examples either for or against Adrian's idea.
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