Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Stressful dialogue

I remember at my Aunt Agatha's place in Hertfordshire once being put on the spot and forced to enact the role of King Edward III saying good-bye to that girl of his, Fair Rosamund, at some sort of pageant in aid of the Distressed Daughters of the Clergy. It involved some rather warmish medieval dialogue, I recall, racy of the days when they called a spade a spade, and by the time the whistle blew, I'll bet no Daughter of the Clery was half as distressed as I was. Not a dry stitch.

(from Right Ho, Jeeves, by Sir Pelham Wodehouse)

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