Для Пользы Друзяк выпишу главную Цытату из Мейсона и Диксона, которую приводят практически каждый Раз, когда речь заходит об этой великой Книге. Хорошая Цытата тем не менее.
“What, — Seek the Truth and not tell it! Shameful.”
“Extraordinary. Things that may not be told? Hadn't we enough of that from the old George?”
“Just so. Who claims Truth, Truth abandons. History is hir'd, or coerc'd, only in Interests that must ever prove base. She is too innocent, to be left within the reach of anyone in Power, — who need but touch her, and all her Credit is in the instant vanish'd, as if it had never been. She needs rather to be tended lovingly and honorably by fabulists and counterfeiters, Ballad-Mongers and Cranks of ev'ry Radius, Masters of Disguise to provide her the Costume, Toilette, and Bearing, and Speech nimble enough to keep her beyond the Desires, or even the Curiosity, of Government. As Æsop was oblig'd to tell Fables,
‘So Jacobites must speak in children's rhymes,
As Preachers do in Parables, sometimes.’
Tox, Pennsylvaniad, Book Ten of course...”
P.S. Masters of Disguise кагбе напоминают нам.