Friday, March 27, 2009

Dickens in the house

The first nine words do not apply: our house is clean enough, thank you. The rest of the sentence though makes me wonder whether Dickens has time-traveled:

It was dingy enough, and not at all clean; but furnished with an odd kind of shabby luxury, with a large footstool, a sofa, and plenty of cushions, an easy-chair, and plenty of pillows, a piano, books, drawing materials, music, newspapers, and a few sketches and pictures.

Charles Dickens, Bleak House (1853)
It must've been after we got the piano.

comments: 6

Elaine Fine said...

Back in 1852.

Michael Leddy said...

Elaine, I guess it's time we stopped lying about our ages.

Genevieve said...

It sounds like a nice, comfortable place to me.

Michael Leddy said...

Thank you, Genevieve. : )

Crritic! said...

Sounds like heaven...

Michael Leddy said...

Sean and Genevieve, you'd be welcome anytime.