To revisit the lectures of Auden on the plays of Shakespeare is e- nough to make anyone wonder, if we devote enough time to the lit- erary opportunities of everyday life. A thank-you clavicle, a billet-doux groin, and the corpus of our output seems reduced to a redundant cycle of hi, it's me. But apart from everything else there is to recommend it, a gift for explaining things can be thrilling, for making us aware of our reach.
After Manderley I learned there was no limit to where a haircut might take one. My own counten- ance inhabits a curious shelter. Must I think of Donald Trump? O now I am sorry, because, splash Mr Cruz yellow, and he returns, only lacquered.
Daphne du Maurier Rebecca 1938 op. cit. Richard Hughes The Fox in the Attic 1961 op. cit.