And now, a word from our sponsor:
"I am informed on fairly good authority that the day upon which I write these words is St. George's Day. It is very characteristic of our country that we make far more fuss about St. Patrick's Day than we do about St. George's. It is a part of that curious elephantine modesty of the English in some matters: a modesty so heavy and helpless that foreigners mistake it for pride.....
I do not know why it is, but the English really have got a certain kind of embarrassment and dislike of show....."
GK Chesterton, from "St. George For England", 1906.
Published in "The Glass Walking-Stick And Other Essays." ( Good title for a blog... )