It was a marvel, an enigma in abolition latitudes, that the slaves did not rise en-masse, at the beginning of hostilities.
(Rebecca Latimer Felton (1835-1930), U.S. author. Country Life in Georgia in the Days of My Youth, ch. 2 (1919).
By "the hostilities," Felton meant the Civil War. She was a slaveowner who came to disbelieve in slavery. This remark is from Felton's 1919 synopsis of a 1900 address she gave in Augusta, Georgia, to the Daughters of the Confederacy.)
A blank helpless sort of face, rather like a rose just before you drench it with D.D.T.
(John Carey (b. 1934), British author, critic. repr. in Original Copy, pt. 2, "Keeping Up with the Coopers" (1987). Sunday Times (London, Sept. 20, 1981).
Of photographs of society figure Lady Diana Cooper.)