Thomas De Quincey
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Nonsense, in fact, is a very difficult thing. Not every seventh son of a seventh son (to use Milton's words) is equal to the task of keeping and maintaining a company of decent men in orthodox nonsense for a matter of two hours.
Thomas De Quincey, British essayist, Confessions of an English Opium Eater, 1856
Posted on May 10, 1999 at 9:55 AM