„... He is not very sharp in some ways; and in his simple view of the world, paederasts are dangerous only to powder-monkeys and choir boys, or to those epicene creatures that are to be found in Mediterranean brothels. I made circuitous attempt at enlightening him a little, but he looked very knowing and said, 'Don't tell me about rears and vices; I have been in the Navy all my life.“

— Patrick O'Brian, Master and Commander (1970) ("rears and vices" is O'Brian's homage to Jane Austen's Mansfield Park)
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Patrick O'Brian
1914 - 2000

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