Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Charles Lamb

from his essay 'All Fools' Day':

'I had more yearnings towards that simple architect, that built his house upon the sand, than I entertained for his more cautious neighbour ... I venerate an honest obliquity of understanding. The more laughable blunders a man shall commit in your company, the more tests he giveth you, that he will not betray or overreach you.'

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting that Lamb uses "test" where we would use "proof".