Male C. Pig a.k.a. Svinopolist (piggymouse) wrote,
Male C. Pig a.k.a. Svinopolist

[reading,quote] Edward Gorey QotD

О социальной ответственности бизнеса™ — из "The Fatal Lozenge":

The Magnate waits upon the pavement
For his enormous limousine,
And ponders further child-enslavement
And other projects still more mean.

Об истинной истории гибели мужественного мальчика Августа, которому посвящена лучшая песня "The Tiger Lillies" со "Struwwelpeter'а" — из "The Listing Attic":

Augustus, for splashing his soup,
Was put for the night on the stoop;
In the morning he'd not
Repented a jot,
And next day he was dead of the croup.

 О том, как я сейчас себя чувствую (и это не послеродовая депрессия!) — тоже из "The Listing Attic":

A headstrong young woman in Ealing
Threw her two weeks' old child at the ceiling;
When quizzed why she did,
She replied, “To be rid
Of a strange, overpowering feeling.”

 Ну и конечно же безумно радует название маленького английского местечка из "The Unstrung Harp": Lying-in-the-Way!

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