Tuesday, March 07, 2006

a flamboyant bow

'His respect for Hierarchy, and particularly the Dignitaries of the Church, has been more than once exhibited in the course of his work. Mr Seward saw him presented to the Archbishop of York, and described his Bow to an ARCH-BISHOP, as such a studied elaboration of homage, such an extension of limb, such a flexion of body, as have seldom or ever been equalled.'

Boswell's Life of Johnson, April 1783

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gee, I'm all choked up. Maybe not a mountebank, though.

Semafor said...

Wish I could have seen that...