Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Daily Dose

From The Prince of Minor Writers: The Selected Essays of Max Beerbohm, edited by Phillip Lopate


"I maintain that though you would often in the fifteenth century have heard the snobbish Roman say, in a would-be-off-hand tone, 'I am dining with the Borgias to-night,' no Roman ever was able to say 'I dined last night with the Borgias."

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