March 9, 2007: Trollope on Cold Shoulders - 0 Comments

"The man or woman who received his first overtures with grace would probably be one on whom it would be better that he should look down and waste no further time; whereas he or she who could afford to treat him with disdain would no doubt be worth gaining. Such men as Mr Bott are ever gracious to cold shoulders. The colder the shoulders, the more gracious are the Mr Botts."

- Trollope, Can You Forgive Her?, 1865.


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