"Brooke has taken him up," said Mr. Hawley, "because that is what no man in his senses could have expected. Casaubon has devilish good reasons, you may be sure, for turning the cold shoulder on a young fellow whose bringing-up he paid for. Just like Brooke—one of those fellows who would praise a cat to sell a horse."
And some oddities of Will's, more or less poetical, appeared to support Mr. Keck, the editor of the "Trumpet," in asserting that Ladislaw, if the truth were known, was not only a Polish emissary but crack-brained, which accounted for the preternatural quickness and glibness of his speech when he got on to a platform—as he did whenever he had an opportunity, speaking with a facility which cast reflections on solid Englishmen generally. It was disgusting to Keck to see a strip of a fellow, with light curls round his head, get up and speechify by the hour against institutions "which had existed when he was in his cradle." And in a leading article of the "Trumpet," Keck characterized Ladislaw's speech at a Reform meeting as "the violence of an energumen—a miserable effort to shroud in the brilliancy of fireworks the daring of irresponsible statements and the poverty of a knowledge which was of the cheapest and most recent description."
"That was a rattling article yesterday, Keck," said Dr. Sprague, with sarcastic intentions. "But what is an energumen?"
"Oh, a term that came up in the French Revolution," said Keck."
The March 16th, 2023 edition of The Courier Mail newspaper
I was reading some old fish wrappers(Australian slang term newspapers) and saw the day Peterwould drown that Cody Simpson was pictured in the March 16th edition of The Courier Mail newspaper "making a slash for drowning awareness".
I found a plastic wolf in a carpark the other day and thought it was interesting that I would stumble across a wolf not long after finishing Whitley Stieber's book 'The Wolfen', so I put it in my pocket and took it home and placed it on the shelf above my computer screen.
Then that night I when I placed the plastic figure on the shelf, I turn on my computer to see this news story below aboutwolves:-)