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  • He found him in the little wainscoted Chelsea house, which had to Peter's sense the smoky brownness of an old pipebowl, surrounded with all the emblems of his office—a litter of papers, a hedge of encyclopaedias, a photographic gallery of popular contributors—and he promised at first to consume very few of the moments for which so many claims competed.

    --Henry James, 1892, "Sir Dominick Ferrand", The Cosmopolitan 13: 325

    October 28, 2009