Benjamin Ivry, 27 September 1990
The Queen of Portugal has gone mad. Her madness consists of thinking herself in heaven. But heaven is below what she expected. She wanders around muttering, ‘Hmph!’
Hugo, Things Seen
Who has seen the sunflower has seen the sun, says Camoens in The Lusiade, but I hardly expected to see my duenna and her hairy mole, nor my maidservant dwarf, malodorous as ever, nor my...