Thursday, April 17, 2014

The perfect gossip …

… Reading John Aubrey | The New Psalmanazar. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Reading the book from cover to cover is like watching old England march by in grand procession – poets, mathematicians, peasants, doctors, divines, alchemists, soldiers, scientists, astrologers, aristocrats – while an inveterate gossipmonger whispers in your ear all their public foibles and personal shames.

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