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  • Indeed.

    January 12, 2009

  • That deserves note more for the crazy sentence structure if nothing else.

    January 12, 2009

  • Divers tolerable jokes were cracked upon the justice, who eat a most unconscionable supper, and, among other things, a large plate of broiled mushrooms, which he had no sooner swallowed than the doctor observed, with great gravity, that they were of the kind called champignons, which in some constitutions has a poisonous effect. -- Mr Frogmore startled at this remark, asked, in some confusion, why he had not been so kind as to give him that notice sooner. -- He answered, that he took it for granted, by his eating them so heartily, that he was used to the dish; but as he seemed to be under some apprehension, he prescribed a bumper of plague water, which the justice drank off immediately, and retired to rest, not without marks of terror and disquiet.

    - Smollett, The Expedition of Humphry Clinker (Melford to Phillips), 1771

    January 9, 2009