Scott, Sir Walter: Ivanhoe

Sir Walter Scott Ivanhoe 1
Sir Walter Scott Ivanhoe 2

Food for thought: Ivanhoe was published in 1819, telling a story that took place in the 12th century, and sure enough it’s fictional, but the sentiment is not. The Preceptor, condemning Rebecca to the stake as a witch, says: “Trial moves rapidly on when the judge has determined the sentence beforehand.” Today [September 27, 2018], Mitch McConnell says: “The Senate will plough right through [the Kavanaugh nomi-nation].”

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