Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Our Poor Bodies

Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953), Advice to a Young Man in the Matter of Wine, in One Thing and Another. A Miscellany from his Uncollected Essays selected by Patrick Cahill (London: Hollis & Carter, 1955), pp. 157-165 (at 160):
They have but a short time to gambol in, have our poor bodies: while it lasts, for God's sake let them have their fling—our poor bodies.

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