February 14, 2014

"What a deal of cold business…" [Snowy Valentine's Day Repost!]

"What a deal of cold business doth a man misspend the better part of life in! In scattering compliments, tendering visits, gathering and venting news, following feasts and plays, making a little winter-love in a dark corner."
-from Ben Jonson's Timber, 1640 (p. 5 of the 1892 edition, ed. Schelling).

[reposted from June, 2010]

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