Friday, February 3, 2012

Quotables

"As her Grace, when requisite, expressed sentiments very frankly that she knew to be right, although not perfectly agreeable to some hearers, she was at that time not sparing in her animadversions.  She accosted, with very great and just severity, a well-known peripatetic (we do not mean a peripatetic philospher,) and exposed his conduct in so humourous and strong satire, that is said she almost recalled to his recollection that there is such a feeling as shame in the human mind."
-Public characters of 1799-1800. To be continued annually.

1 comments:

Retro Blog said...

Would love to read the entire quote, a person can always use a witty criticism. Thanky