The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true.James Branch Cabell
A History of the Jews in England (3rd ed. 1964)
- The legendary missionary journey of St. Paul, which led to the foundation of the British church, presupposes the existence of a Jewish community - always the initial object of his propaganda - even before the capture of Jerusalem by Titus in the year 70.
- Abraham ibn Ezra, that restless, versatile Spaniard who wrote on almost every subject which could interest the medieval mind
- The alembic of English tolerance has operated by now on the newer arrivals as well. Their sons have taken part in English life, contributed to English achievement, striven for England's betterment, shed their blood in England's wars.