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And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
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Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
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mheredgemheredge WordsmithHere and therePosts: 24,008 mod
Lots of tea. Though some people didn't think there was enough tea in China to solve this problem.

Stiff upper lip? I notice that there has been some twitches, as there are limits to how stoic people can remain when half the country votes Leave.

This article is more about what the English think of England and Englishness and how do they see their future in Britain and Europe. But the British are a peculiar bunch. It seems quite a lot of Brexiters voted to leave the EU, thinking that this would just reduce the Remain majority, without thinking that their actions might help cause the political turmoil that seems to have backfired badly. They seem to have cut off their noses to spite their faces.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2016/06/english-mind-160623104444330.html?utm_source=Al+Jazeera+English+Newsletter+|+Weekly&utm_campaign=3aad9359d4-weekly_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e427298a68-3aad9359d4-225462153


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