Saturday, September 03, 2016

Composure under fire

With the possible exception of Mrs. Emily Post, a few of the haughtier Duchesses and the late Cornelia, mother of the Gracchi, the British barmaid, trained from the earliest years to behave with queenly dignity under the most testing conditions, stands alone in the matter of poise.

(from Pigs Have Wings, by Sir Pelham Wodehouse)

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