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|A very naive response
Written by Rae
(4/21/2003 6:04 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: What ideas should we admit?, penned by Linden
and I have probably misunderstood you, but isn't he still being ironic here?
]'every man is surrounded by a neighbourhood of voluntary spies'...And, in 1798, the neighbourhood was full of voluntary spies as a result of the reaction to the French Revolutionary wars.
Even the depths of Gloucestershire? Having lived in a small English village as a teenager, I assure you there does not need to be anything so sinister as a politically driven spying network for Henry's comment to be true!!
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