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Why does Reginald call Britain "a suburb of Jerusalem"?

This is a particular form of antisemitism, still with us, which depicts "the Jews" as controlling the finances of the world--so Britain (or France, or Germany) is a suburb of Jerusalem, not ...
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What does "To have reached thirty, is to have failed in life." mean?

In the first story in the Reginald collection, "Reginald," he teases an Anglo-Indian soldier for referring to the year 1876. The narrator comments, "Reginald ... never admits to being ...
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What does "To die before being painted by Sargent is to go to Heaven prematurely." mean?

Sargent was an extremely popular portraitist (and very good, too, as Reginald is admitting). Max Beerbohm has a caricature of people waiting outside his studio to be painted. http://sargentology.com/...
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