Prunes and Prism

RULES FOR YOUNG LADIES: Some arch advice on snagging a husband. Exercising the mouth into a pretty shape through repetition of certain words seems to have been an indoor sport for young nineteenth-century girls; in Little Dorrit, Charles Dickens' overly bred girl repeats, "papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes and prism." (

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Chapter 1: I Am Born

I am humbled by my blogging ignorance. Next time my mother calls and wants me to explain how to save a Word document, I'm going to have more compassion than I did the first 108 times. Let's see if I can link The New York Times.


Post a Comment

<< Home