Friday, November 2, 2012

An Unseen Enemy

  The terrible rat courage of the enemy.  The stout clergyman at our hotel estimating on the back of an envelope the height of a waterfall for the hydraulic engineer.

  His remarks, like those of invalids and precocious children, half-true.  His accuracy of description of symptoms compared to his prescription.

W.H. Auden, The Orators (1932)

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