Scandal at Barchester affirmed that had it not been for the beauty of his daughter, Mr Harding would have remained a minor canon; but here probably Scandal lied, as she so often does; for even as a minor canon no one had been more popular among his reverend brethren in the close than Mr Harding; and Scandal, before she had reprobated Mr Harding for being made precentor by his friend the bishop, had loudly blamed the bishop for having so long omitted to do something for his friend Mr Harding.
Сто с гаком лет спустя, "Мы, нижеподписавшиеся" (по памяти):
Если бы я кому-то выделил квартиру, сказали бы: вот собака - своим друзьям квартиры выделяет! Я не выделял. И что вы думаете? Сказали: вот собака - даже своим друзьям квартиры не выделяет!
Психология вненациональна. Этика - тож :)