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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.

2 comments:

Ellen said...

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

Cerise said...

Eeeps. That sounds dangerous.