Quotation by George Gordon Noel Byron

I see not much difference between ourselves & the Turks, save that we have foreskins and they none, that they have long dresses and we short, and that we talk much and they little. In England the vices in fashion are whoring & drinking, in Turkey, sodomy and smoking.
George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824), British poet. Letter, May 3, 1810. Byron's Letters and Journals, vol. 1, ed. Leslie A. Marchand (1973).
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