October 26, 2010

Quotable: Busman's Honeymoon

So I said, "Oh, do please go on loving him, because he wants it so much, and he really is the dearest of all my children, only it doesn't do for parents to say so--but now I can say it to you, and I'm so glad about it."

--Entries from the Dowager Duchess of Denver's diary (what a mouth-full that is!), 
to Harriet Vane about Lord Peter in Dorothy Sayer's The Busman's Honeymoon.

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