Friday, 8 May 2015

To have heard them once

...just as you are well satisfied, in the majority of cases, to have seen through tricks which you did not think could possibly be done, so in the case of these word-gymnasts to have heard them once is amply sufficient. For what can a man desire to learn or to imitate in them? 

Seneca - Epistulae morales ad Lucilium c. 65 AD


Demetrius said...

Word gymnasts, I like it, but real gymnastics is about precision and timing. Been there done that, if you get it wrong you fall off the bar. So perhaps Cameron got it least wrong and just about stayed up. Time will tell.

A K Haart said...

Demetrius - that may be it, Cameron got it least wrong.