"Is a haven of refuge and accord in a world torn by strife and discord:
Is a place where people of quality gather to have fun and make friends:
Is a place of courtesy, good breeding and good manners:
Is a place expressly for camaraderie, merriment, good cheer and good will:
It humbles the mighty, draws out the timid, and casts out the sorehead:
And is one of the noblest inventions of mankind!"
Written anonymously at
St. Andrews, Scotland...
A long time ago