Sunday, January 29, 2012


The Commandments

Geoffrey Madan's Notebooks: A Selection, edd. J.A. Gere and John Sparrow (1981; rpt. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1985) p. 91 (attributed to Elizabeth Bibesco):
American girl on the Commandments: 'They don't tell you what you ought to do: and they only put ideas into your head.'
Id., p. 94 (attributed to a "Country squire, after Mattins"):
Well, anyhow I haven't made a graven image.

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