Ex Libris Kirkland

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First Written 1594
Genre Fiction
Origin UK
Publisher Rogue's Bookshelf
My Copy library copy, dusty old hardcover from 1924
First Read April 16, 2012

The Unfortunate Traveller

Why (quoth I), myself that am but a poor childish well-willer of yours, with the very thought that a man of your desert and state by a number of peasants and varlets should be so injuriously abused in hugger-mugger, have wept all my urine upwards. The wheel under our city bridge carries not so much water over the city as my brain hath welled forth gushing streams of sorrow; I have wept so immoderately and lavishly that I thought verily my palate had been turned to Pissing Conduit in London. My eyes have been drunk, outrageously drunk, with giving but ordinary intercourse, through their sea-circled islands, to my distilling dreariment. What shall I say? That which malice hath said is the mere overthrow and murder of your days.

Quoted on May 16, 2012

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