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Max Beerbohm
(1872-1956) born on
Aug 24
English essayist, caricaturist, parodist. The Incomparable Max wrote many elegant essays; the novel "Zuleika Dobson" 1911, and a pictorial volume of caricatures.
Beauty and the lust for learning have yet to be allied.

Men of genius are not quick judges of character. Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial instinct by which you and I size people up.
When hospitality becomes an art, it loses its very soul.
To give an accurate and exhaustive account of that period would need a far less brilliant pen than mine.
The loveliest face in all the world will not please you if you see it suddenly eye to eye, at a distance of half an inch from your own.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Zuleika Dobson," Ch. 7.
R: "And Even Now," "Quia Imperfectum," 1920.
A: "Hosts and Guests," 1920.
N: "The Yellow Book," vol. 4, "1880," 1895.
K: "Zuleika Dobson."

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