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  • For the era of rouge is upon us, and as only in an elaborate era can man, by the tangled accrescency of his own pleasures and emotions, reach that refinement which is his highest excellence, and by making himself, so to say, independent of Nature, come nearest to God, so only in an elaborate era is woman perfect.

    The Works of Max Beerbohm Max Beerbohm 1914


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  • Accrescency is the quality of being accrescent or of growing on; accrescence or accretion (Oxford English Dictionary).

    October 14, 2011