November 15, 2005

In the whole English Language

this is surely the Queen of Sentences:

She begun to talk in the morning and to be friends, believing all this while that I had read her letter, which I perceive by her discourse was full of good counsel, and relating the reason of her desiring a woman, and how little charge she did intend it to be to me, so I begun and argued it as full and plain to her, and she to reason it highly to me, to put her away, and take one of the Bowyers if I did dislike her, that I did resolve when the house is ready she shall try her for a while; the truth is, I having a mind to have her come for her musique and dancing.

Diary of Samuel Pepys, Friday 14 November 1662

Posted by oook at November 15, 2005 07:32 AM