Wednesday, February 10, 2016


A Pleasure in Provocation

Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864), "Southey and Landor," Imaginary Conversations (Landor speaking):
It may be boyish and mischievous; but I acknowledge I have sometimes felt a pleasure in irritating, by the cast of a pebble, those who stretch forward to the full extent of the chain their open and frothy mouths against me.

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