Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Lagniappe: Tea and Objectionable Practice

I have understood that it was, to the last, her proudest boast, that she never had been on the water in her life, except upon a bridge; and that over her tea (to which she was extremely partial) she, to the last, expressed her indignation at the impiety of mariners and others, who had the presumption to go 'meandering' about the world. It was in vain to represent to her that some conveniences, tea perhaps included, resulted from this objectionable practice.
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield
I always forget just how funny Dickens can be and how well he slips his jokes into the main narrative.

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