Tuesday, November 11, 2014
God defend me from that Welsh fairy,
Lest he transform me to a piece of cheese!
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Sir John Falstaff, in The Merry Wives of Windsor, act 5, sc. 5.
Falstaff's reference to Sir Hugh Evans (disguised as a satyr) was based on the notion that the Welsh were great eaters of cheese.