"I said in ..." Quote of Samuel Butler

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

I said in my novel that the clergyman is a kind of human Sunday. Jones and I settled that my sister May was a kind of human Good Friday and Mrs. Bovill an Easter Monday or some other Bank Holiday.

Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 34, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951). The novel to which Butler refers is Ernest Pontifex, or The Way of All Flesh.