Thursday, February 4, 2010

Daily Dose

From Bon-Mots of Sydney Smith and R. Brinsley Sheridan, edited by Walter Jerrold


"A discussion took place as to whether it was better to hear or to read Macaulay. Rogers said, 'the former, because you need not listen.'
'Oh, I'm for the latter,' said Sydney Smith, 'because you can't dog's-ear and interline him and put him on the shelf when he is talking.'"

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