Friday, August 4, 2017

Song Lyric of the Day (Gilbert and Sullivan, on Self-Promotion)

“If you wish in this world to advance,
Your merits you're bound to enhance;
You must stir it and stump it,
And blow your own trumpet,
Or trust me, you haven't a chance!” —English dramatist, poet, illustrator, and most of all, librettist W. S. Gilbert (1836-1911), “My Boy, You May Take It From Me," Ruddigore: or The Witch's Curse, music by Arthur Sullivan (1887)

As far as I’m concerned, these words have been taken way too much to heart—especially on the road from reality TV to Washington, DC, by a certain orange-haired vulgarian.

(Pictured: W.S. Gilbert)

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