I consented to a monument, although there is, to me, no more bitterly ridiculous outcome of human vanity than the blocks raised to tell posterity that John Smith
, or Jane Jackson, late of this parish, was born, lived, and died worth enough money to pay a mason to distinguish their bones from those of the unrecorded millions.
To this class of inscriptions belongs the name of John Smith
, penciled on the Washington monument.
Here is a hogshead of molasses or of brandy directed to John Smith
, Cuttingsville, Vermont, some trader among the Green Mountains, who imports for the farmers near his clearing, and now perchance stands over his bulkhead and thinks of the last arrivals on the coast, how they may affect the price for him, telling his customers this moment, as he has told them twenty times before this morning, that he expects some by the next train of prime quality.
One might swear that all the John Smiths
and George Wilkinsons, and all the other pitiful nobodies between Kingdom Come and Baalbec would inscribe their poor little names upon the walls of Baalbec's magnificent ruins, and would add the town, the county and the State they came from-- and swearing thus, be infallibly correct.
Everton manager David Moyes will be hopeful of a first Aintree winner with DESERT CRY in the John Smith
's Top Novices' Hurdle (2pm).
WE'VE teamed up with Scottish Racing and Musselburgh Racecourse to offer all Daily Record readers an amazing offer for FREE entry to Musselburgh Racecourse for this Sunday's big race day; the John Smith
's Scottish Cheltenham Trials.
And at the end of the day there's a night's accommodation - room and breakfast - at the luxury York Marriott, a hotel that is a perennial favourite with John Smith
's Cup racegoers.
The Journal and John Smith
's, the UK's number one ale brand and sponsor of the John Smith
's People's Race, are giving you the chance to win a pair of tickets for the meeting at Newcastle on Monday, March 30, 2009.
In addition to this, you can also get your hands on an exclusive waterproof jacket, 24 cans of John Smith
's, and a copy of Better Than Sex, the autobiography by John Smith
's People's Race ambassador Mick Fitzgerald.
Vale of Glamorgan MP John Smith
presented Hector Lang, of Claude Road, Barry, with a Veterans' Badge in recognition of the service he gave to the nation when he was in the Royal Air Force.
Saturday's royal wedding has prompted officials at Aintree to push back the start time of the John Smith
's Grand National by 25 minutes.
HERE'S another tasty offer from the Sunday Mail a FREE packet of McCoy's John Smith
's Steak & Ale flavoured crisps for every reader.