Quotation by D.H. Lawrence

Why, why, why was I born an Englishman!—my cursed, rotten- boned, pappy-hearted countrymen, why was I sent to them?
D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885–1930), British author. Letter, July 3, 1912, to writer and critic Edward Garnett. The Letters of D.H. Lawrence, vol. 1, ed. James T. Boulton (1979).
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