„Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain,
With grammar, and nonsense, and learning;
Good liquor, I stoutly maintain,
Gives genus a better discerning.“

—  Oliver Goldsmith, She Stoops to Conquer

She Stoops to Conquer (1771), Act I

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