The right honorable gentlemen is indebted to his memory for his jests, and to his imagination for his facts.
We watched her come with subtle fireAnd learned feet,Stumbling among the lustful drunkYet somehow sweet.We saw the crimson leave her cheeksFlame in her eyes;For when a woman lives in awful hasteA woman dies.The jests that lit our hours by nightAnd made them gay,Soiled a sweet and ignorant soulAnd fouled its play.Djuna Barnes
No time to break jests when the heartstrings are about to be broken.thomas fuller
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