Thursday, October 17, 2013


A Mess of Lentils

Bensoniana: From two Notebooks of A.C. Benson, Selected by J.A. Gere. Cornishiana: Sayings of Mrs Cornish, Mostly Collected by Logan Pearsall Smith (Settrington: Stone Trough Books, 1999), p. 23 (from Bensoniana; quoting J.M. Barrie):
To Bernard Shaw, after much provocation, at a dinner, when a plate of lentils was brought to S. 'Excuse me, but is that something you are going to eat, or something you have just eaten?'

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