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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Hideously intelligent

He gave a smile a trifle glassy. 'For young persons of a great distinction and a very high spirit, we're a caution!'
'Yes,' she took it straight up; 'we're hideously intelligent. But there's fun in it too. We must get our fun where we can.'

Henry James, The Wings of the Dove, 70.


Ellen said...

I'm out there burning myself with copper pipes and small blow torches for fun.

Cerise said...

Eeeps. That sounds dangerous.