SUNDAY WORDS

26 Sep

BestofSaki

The Duchess thought Reginald did not exceed the ethical standard which circumstances demanded.

“Of course,” she resumed combatively, “it’s the prevailing fashion to believe in perpetual change and mutability, and all that sort of thing, and to say we are all merely a sort of improved primeval ape – of course you subscribe to that doctrine.”

“I think it’s decidedly premature; in most people I know the process is far from complete.”

“And of course you are quite irreligious?”

“Oh, by no means. The fashion just now is a Roman Catholic frame of mind with an Agnostic conscience: you get the medieval picturesqueness of the one with the modern convenience of the other.”

“Reginald at the Theatre”
Saki
Reginald, 1904

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