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Ex-Patriots

Andrew: “And you have now returned to your native country. Longing to see

home brought you from New South Wales.” “There you are mistaken,” said the

man. “Wish to see England again would never have brought me so far; for, to

tell you the truth, master, England was a hard mother to me, as she has

proved to many. No, a wish to see another kind of mother–a poor old woman,

whose son I am–has brought me back.”—George Borrow, LAVENGRO, Ch. LXII.

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