Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Unweighted

“Some Mens Heads are as easily blown away as their Hats.”

George Savile, First Marquis of Halifax, “Of Vanity”, A Character of King Charles the Second, and Political, Moral, and Miscellaneous Thoughts and Reflections (London: J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper, 1750), p.144.

7 comments:

dearieme said...

Given what happened to Charles II's father, that was a bit pointed.

Sean Jeating said...

Ha ha, dearieme. I had not the 'cojones' to make a similar remark, as I feared Mr. Deogowulf's reply.

Deogolwulf said...

Fear my reply, Mr Jeating? I am as gentle as a mentally-retarded mouse, than which intellectually I am little more to be feared.

dearieme said...

Timorous beastie night is fast approaching, Mr D.

Deogolwulf said...

I forgot about that, Dearieme, my not being a Sweaty Sock, as our Cockney friends might say. Did you eat the Chieftain of the Puddin’ Race?

dearie said...

We had a laxa soup and a delightful Chablis. (But I did say the Selkirk Grace.) Kind of you to enquire.

David Duff said...

Deogalwulf, I know you are an occasional visitor but lest you miss it I have offered you a gift over at my place.