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    Default God save King Charles 111.

    Dressed over all.



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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    I had a look at some pictures of the coronation ceremony.

    Just one word:

    GLORIOUS!

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    "Jeder Krieg, auch der siegreiche, ist ein Unglück für das eigene Volk, denn kein Landerwerb, keine Milliarden können Menschenleben ersetzen und die Trauer der Familien aufwiegen."
    Helmuth von Moltke d. Ä.

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    The reason that I did not post yesterday William was that I was glued to my TV all day watching the whole extravaganza.

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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Definitely fancier than a country run by shop keepers and farmers.

    I think I'm paraphrasing one of Charles' ancestors when I say that.

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    First I have heard of this one Dobbs.

    The phrase is attributed to Napoleon as far as most people are concerned, but did not originate with Napoleon, It first appears in "The Wealth of Nations" published in 1776 by Adam Smith, who wrote this: "To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. It is, however, a project altogether unfit for a nation of shopkeepers; but extremely fit for a nation whose government is influenced by shopkeepers". Your Benjamin Franklin also used it to describe the Dutch at a slightly later date. This could be the source of Napoleon's use of it.

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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    The reason that I did not post yesterday William was that I was glued to my TV all day watching the whole extravaganza.

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    For good reason, my friend.

    No one in the world can match the British in this splendor...

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    Helmuth von Moltke d. Ä.

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    I could see Ben Franklin using it. Well, my error, I thought for sure that it was a constitutional monarchy's take on how democracy worked.

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    Here's the wikipedia article on the quote...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nation_of_shopkeepers

    ...and we all know wikipedia is never wrong.

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    Well that certainly fills in the bits that I was not sure about if it is all correct. There seems to be more about it than I suspected.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Well that certainly fills in the bits that I was not sure about if it is all correct. There seems to be more about it than I suspected.
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    I suspect the Anglo-Dutch Wars were over which nation would be the top shopkeeper nation. LoL

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    Wow! I was dead wrong. I thought the US was the nation of shop keepers! I mean, we had the audacity to let ordinary folks determine the direction that the government should head.

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    I didn't get up in the wee hours to see the parade and ceremony but watched the all-important balcony appearance! There was certainly enough speculation during the run up as to who exactly would be there!

    I did finish the morning by watching Arsenal defeat Newcastle!

    I could argue that the RAF flyby produced the flag of the other nation of shopkeepers that Ben Franklin referred to.

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