A Glass of Bordeaux Is a Poignant Reminder of the Passing of Old England. (Wine Club)
Scruton, Roger, New Statesman (1996)
The buzzards circle over the newly mown fields where mice, deprived of their cover, are making for the hedgerows. The thrush cries, "What are you doing? What are you doing?", and a sedge warbler trills its way through evensong beside the pond. This is our corner of old England, and for these brief summer days we can strive to forget that England has been officially wiped from the map, that our Scottish rulers have decided to abolish the Lord Chancellor, the monarchy, the House of Commons or whatever other fuddy-duddy old institution stands in the way of Progress, and have decreed that the rural English should be rounded up like the kulaks and put to work laying runways.
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Publication information: Article title: A Glass of Bordeaux Is a Poignant Reminder of the Passing of Old England. (Wine Club). Contributors: Scruton, Roger - Author. Magazine title: New Statesman (1996). Volume: 132. Issue: 4645 Publication date: July 7, 2003. Page number: 54. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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