Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Great Regulars: Even more excitingly, a seat was introduced

with "plenteous wadding stuffed," decorated with green and blue, yellow and red. But progress didn't stop there . . . India added cane "smooth and bright" with "Nature's varnish" and turned the stool into a chair.

Now came another innovation. The "ladies" began to "murmur" in dismay at how uncomfortable the chair was--and when this "sweet moan" was heard, "ingenious fancy" stepped in to perfect the scheme and--lo!--the settee was created.

from Christopher Nield: The Epoch Times: The Antidote--Classic Poetry for Modern Life: A Reading from 'The Task' by William Cowper


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