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  • Like the production as a whole, his Mad Hatter is an agreeably whimsical yet unsurprising assemblage, while Ms. Bonham Carter's absolute monarch is a force of unnature and a triumphant illogician.

    'Alice': Half a Wonderland

  • If the too apparent absurdity of this is pressed home, the baffled illogician, persecuted in one position, flees into another, and may be heard assuring his tormentor that in a period like the present, which is so notoriously transitional, a logician is as much out of place as

    Obiter Dicta

  • Finally this amusing illogician, this type and example of the female controversialist, has the hardihood to hope that there may be fathers who can see their children the the horrible death of hydrophobia without wishing "to exile man's best ideal of fidelity from the hearthstones of civilization."

    The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays 1909

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  • "The baffled illogician, persecuted in one position, flees into another."
    Obiter dicta, Augustine Birrell (1884)



    September 23, 2009