"Continentals - and by and large the Celts, as you will no doubt agree - are as a rule unable to control themselves"
English Gentleman
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Irish Ceili Dance
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Stevens' prejudice was not uncommon at the time.  The Celts – the Welsh, Irish and Scots – were thought incapable of dignity by many in England.