Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
Canning’s “most serious, vehement and effective onslaught in verse” on the values of the French Revolution was set out in a long poem, ‘New Morality’, published in the last issue of the Anti-Jacobin (No. 36, 9 July 1798). Canning considered these values as “French philanthropy” which professed a love of all mankind whilst eradicating every patriotic impulse. He described those in Britain who held these values as a “pedant prig” who “disowns a Briton’s part, And plucks the name of England from his heart”:
No – through th’extended globe his feelings run
As broad and general as th’unbounded sun!
No narrow bigot he; – his reason’d view
Thy interests, England, ranks with thine, Peru!
France at our doors, he sees no danger nigh,
But heaves for Turkey’s woes the impartial sigh;
A steady patriot of the world alone,
The friend of every country – but his own.
--On “French Philanthropy” from Wikipedia | Anti-Jacobin. (via my-ear-trumpet)