January 2nd, 2017

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...and his whole sarcastic, ill-conditioned self peering out of one little corner of one little eye, like the concentrated essence of any number of ravens.

Dickens "The Cricket on the Hearth" via seminarist

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His long, amiable face looked as if it had generated spontaneously from his top hat, as white maggots breed from Gorgonzola.

Dorothy L. Sayers "Whose Body?"
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Still, there is another copy of that — in the Vatican. It might become available, you never know — if the Church of Rome went to pot or Switzerland invaded Italy — whereas a strange corpse doesn't turn up in a suburban bathroom more than once in a lifetime — at least, I should think not — at any rate, the number of times it's happened, with a pince-nez, might be counted on the fingers of one hand, I imagine. Dear me! it's a dreadful mistake to ride two hobbies at once.»

Dorothy L. Sayers "Whose Body?"

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