Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Made me laugh: I was first struck by his normality ...

I was full of curiosity to meet Lord Marchmain. When I did so I was first struck by his normality, which, as I saw more of him, I found to be studied. It was as though he were conscious of a Byronic aura, which he considered to be in bad taste and was at pains to suppress.
Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited

2 comments:

  1. Unbelievable. It’s been a long time since I visited your blog...and needing a fresh, cool breeze from the news on the Catholic hierarchy front, here is The Pause that Refreshes. So thank you. What’s unbelievable is that I started binge watching Brideshead yesterday...and just listened to Jeremy Irons utter those memorable lines.

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    1. Clearly you have perfect timing!

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