Wednesday, January 01, 2014


Regret for a Defenestration

Sidney Colvin, Landor (London: Macmillan and Co., 1881), pp. 139-140:
His passionate dealings with his fellow-creatures and his tenderness for the inanimate things of nature were in like manner typified in the local legend which represented him as having once thrown his cook out of window, and instantly afterwards thrust out his head with the exclamation, "Good God, I forgot the violets."

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