Village: The Village Inn

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This morning I took out a comma and this afternoon I put it back in again.

Started by rrobinson avatar rrobinson

This may be the source for this quote. The story is recounted in Robert Harborough Sherard, Oscar Wilde: The Story and an Unhappy Friendship, with Portraits and Facsimile Letters (London: Hermes Press, 1902), 72: “He [Wilde] related also, with much gusto, how in a country-house he had told his host one evening that he had spent the day in hard literary work, and that, when asked what he had done, he had said, 'I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning and took out a comma.' 'And in the afternoon?' 'In the afternoon—well, I put it back again.'”

amitkoth avataramitkoth said:

Thanks for this - nice snippet!