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He took one long slow breath: crossed right hand over left upon his breast: became like a piece of a pageant; and responded "I will."
Most people have only half developed their single personalities. That a man should split his into four and more; and should develop each separately and perfectly, was so abnormal that many normals failed to understand it.
He took the imperial hand and shook it in the glad-to-see-you-but-keep-off English fashion.
The student of history knows no more refreshing recreation than that of nailing liars, like vermin, to the wall.
An appeal to a goodness which is not in him is, to a vain and sensitive soul, a stinging insult.
Brisk and prompt to war, soft and not in the least able to resist calamity, fickle in catching at schemes, and always striving after novelties – French characteristics remained unaltered twenty centuries after Julius Caesar made a note of them for all time.
It's all nonsense to say that the Fifteenth Century can't possibly speak to the Twentieth, because it is the Fifteenth and not the Twentieth, and because those two Centuries haven't got a Common Denominator. They have. It's Human Nature.
That cold white candent voice which was more caustic than silver nitrate and more thrilling than a scream.
Pray for the repose of his soul. He was so tired.
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Speak roughly to your little boy, And beat him when he sneezes; He only does it to annoy, Because he knows it teases.
July 22, 1860
October 25, 1913
Frederick William Rolfe, better known as Baron Corvo, and also calling himself 'Frederick William Serafino Austin Lewis Mary Rolfe' was an English writer, artist, photographer and eccentric.
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