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  • Nor, when he declares that George Brummell was the supreme king of the dandies and fut le dandysme même, can I but piously lay one hand upon the brim of my hat, the other upon my heart.

    The Works of Max Beerbohm Max Beerbohm 1914


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  • . . . she considered Pilade's a clubhouse for liberal dandies, and liberal dandysme, as far as she was concerned, was a subtle thread in the fabric of the capitalist plot.

    --Umberto Eco, 1988, Foucault's Pendulum, p. 117

    September 29, 2008