This week, my Teaser is from an old book, long out of print in its hardcover edition, but with several good paperback and e-book editions. (The many hardcover editions, of course, are still available in libraries.)
The process of shaving, never a delightful one, is a very unpleasant and awkward piece of business when the floor on which one stands, the glass in which he looks, and he himself are all describing those complex curves which make cycles and epicycles seem like simplicity itself. The little box contained a reaping machine…. It was, in short, a lawnmower for the masculine growth of which the proprietor wishes to rid his countenance.
Book: Our Hundred Days In Europe (1887)
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
I’ve just added this to my Goodreads To Be Read shelf and to my Mount TBR 2014 Challenge list. It sat on my bookshelf for years, through at least three moves, but I’ve never read it. Not sure why, since I’ve admired Holmes’ way with words since I first read The Autocrat at the Breakfast Table and his poem Old Ironsides.