Thursday, July 03, 2008

Not Gentle-Hearted, Please

I just ran across this excerpt from a letter of Charles Lamb to Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

For God's sake, don't make me ridiculous any more by terming me gentle-hearted in print, ... Substitute drunken-dog, ragged-head, seld-shaven, odd ey'd, stuttering, or any other epithet which truly and properly belongs to the gentleman in question.

1 comment:

Sherry said...


New look is very clean. It'll take me a while to get used to it. It's what I get for not looking in for a day or two.