Bath twice a day to be really clean, once a day to be passably clean,
once a week to avoid being a public menace. Wilson Inside Mr Enderby, pt.2, ch.1.
MissTwye was soaping her breasts in the bath When she heard
behind her a meaning laugh And to her
amazement she discovered A wicked man in the
bathroom cupboard. Gavin Buchanan Ewart 'Miss Twye'.
All my house, But now, steamed
like a bath with her thick breath. A lawyer could not
have been heard; nor scarce Another woman, such a hail of words She has let fall. Ben Jonson Of Lady Politic Would-be. Volpone, act 3, sc.5.
test my bath before I sit, And I'm always
moved to wonderment That what chills
the finger not a bit Is so frigid upon
the fundament. (Frederic) Ogden Nash Good Intentions,'Samson Agonistes'.
Tching prayed on the mountain and wroteon his bath tub. Day by day make it
new cut underbrush, pile the logs keep it growing. Ezra Loomis Pound MAKE IT NEW 1954 The Cantos, no.53.
Praise the sports of the land And water, each
one The bath by the
beach, or the yacht on the sea But of all the
sweet pleasures Known under the
sun; A good game of Croquet's
the sweetest to me. Thomas Mayne Reid Quoted in Colin Jarman The Guinness Dictionary of
Sports Quotations (1990).
And the rose like a nymph to the bath addressed, Which unveiled the
depth of her glowing breast, Till, fold after
fold, to the fainting air The soul of her
beautyand love lay bare. Percy Bysshe Shelley 'The Sensitive Plant', pt.1, l.29^32.
How circumstantial reality is! Facts are like individual letters, with their
spikes and loops and thorns, that make up words:
eventually they hurt our eyes, and we long to take a bath, to
rake the lawn, to look at the sea. John Hoyer Updike Self-Consciousness, I.'A Soft Spring Night in