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Famous quotes containing the words corps and/or pirate:

    There was nothing to equal it in the whole history of the Corps Diplomatique.
    James Boswell (1740–1795)

    The pirate gaped at Belinda’s dragon,
    And gulped some grog from his pocket flagon,
    He fired two bullets, but they didn’t hit,
    And Custard gobbled him, every bit.
    Ogden Nash (1902–1971)