Sunday, December 29, 2019


The Soundest Platitudinarian That Ever Was

Rudyard Kipling, letter to Sir Herbert Baker (22-23 February 1934), in The Letters of Rudyard Kipling, Vol. 6: 1931-36, ed. Thomas Pinney (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2004), p. 253:
I am up to my back-teeth for the moment in Horace with whom I always travel. He is the soundest Platitudinarian that ever was and the things he says about going slow are worth re-reading.

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