Monday, November 26, 2012


Reading in Bed

J.W. Robertson Scott, The Story of the Pall Mall Gazette, of its first editor Frederick Greenwood, and of its founder George Murray Smith (London: Oxford University Press, 1950), p. 45:
All of us who read in bed have our little dodges. Smith made a point of not putting a marker in a book to show where he had stopped reading before falling asleep. The last page or two, he considered, might have been read in a half-drowsy state, so, noble fellow, he 'began reading the next night at the point at which my memory of the book held good'.

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), Crackers in Bed

Hat tip: Ian Jackson.

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