The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives

More specifically concerning: manners

Taxonomy

3 December 2002, around 11.17.

So I’ve been trying to sort it out; the social life of my house-mates, I mean. Not that I’m interested. Because I’m not. But as a means of distraction. Diversion, that’s it. So there are three other girls. Well. Two girls, I would say, and one young woman, which may be too fine a distinction, […]

The trouble with Shakespeare

18 May 2003, around 10.59.

The spirit of contrariety indulged in the boy, leads the man into serious quarrels, into brawls, fights, and duels. I have known a most tragic duel to arise from a dispute about a passage of Shakespeare. The parties were friends when they began. One quoted the passage, the other asserted he had misquoted it. Instead […]

Montaigne 1.13

10 April 2015, around 17.05.

An engraving by Matthäus Merian the Elder (1710) For my part, I often neglect both of these empty formalities, since I curtail all ceremony in my own house. If any take offence, what shall I do? Better to offend him once than myself every day; that would be a perpetual slavery. […] Not only every […]

bettered novels (22.2)

20 February 2016, around 13.25.

Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, part 2, a brief notice of the servants (1813).

Citation (55)

18 June 2016, around 6.31.

on the best society…

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