Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Lagniappe: The gentleman's smile and the shine on his boots

And if the observer chanced to be ill-natured, as well as acute and susceptible, he would probably suspect that the smile on the gentleman's face was a good deal akin to the shine on his boots, and that each must have cost him and his boot-black, respectively, a good deal of hard labor to bring out and preserve them.

Nathaniel Hawthorne,
The House of the Seven Gables
We all know what to think of Judge Pyncheon now ... watch out! That sentence was so perfect I just had to share it.

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