Tuesday, April 05, 2011


Conducive to Expectoration

Joseph Addison, The Spectator, no. 576 (August 4, 1714), discussing singularity and describing a "Gentleman in the North of England":
He would thrust his Head out of his Chamber-Window every Morning, and after having gaped for fresh Air about half an Hour, repeat fifty Verses as loud as he could bawl them for the Benefit of his Lungs; to which End he generally took them out of Homer; the Greek Tongue, especially in that Author, being more deep and sonorous, and more conducive to Expectoration, than any other.

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