Saturday, April 22, 2017

Something to think on

We are as liable to be corrupted by books, as by companions.
— Henry Fielding, born on this date in 1707

1 comment:

  1. It seems to me that S.J. Perelman quoted Jimmy Walker, mayor of New York, as saying in regard to Replenishing Emily that no girl was ever seduced by a book. Or perhaps just not that book: I believe that a New England jury tended to fall asleep when the attorneys read long excerpts to them during an obscenity trial.