Saturday, June 05, 2004


Permanent Happiness

Thomas Love Peacock, Melincourt (1817), chapter XXIV:
SIR TELEGRAPH PAXARETT. What shall I do to kill time?

MR. FORESTER. Read ancient books, the only source of permanent happiness left in this degenerate world.

SIR TELEGRAPH PAXARETT. Read ancient books! That may be very good advice to some people: but you forget that I have been at college, and finished my education.

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