"Her Spirits were naturally good, and not easily depressed, and she possessed such a fund of vivacity and good humour as could only be damped by some very serious vexation.- Besides these antidotes against every disappointment, and consolations under them, she had another, which afforded her constant relief in all her misfortunes, and that was a fine shady Bower, the work of her own infantine Labours..."
~from Jane Austen's Catherine, or the Bower
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
"The idea of the free development of personality seems excellent, as long as one does not meet someone whose personality has developed freely." ~Nicolás Gómez Dávila