"There were the Scots, who kept the Sabbath and everything else they could get their hands on.
Then there were the Welsh, who prayed on their knees and their neighbors.
Thirdly there were the Irish, who never knew what they wanted but were willing to fight for it anyway.
Lastly, there were the English, who considered themselves a self-made nation, thus relieving the Almighty of a dreadful responsibility."
(source: Sharyn McCrumb, Missing Susan, New York, 1991).