Quotation by Saki

A buzz of recognition came from the front rows of the pit, together with a craning of necks on the part of those in less favoured seats. It heralded the arrival of Sherard Blaw, the dramatist who had discovered himself, and who had given so ungrudgingly of his discovery to the world.
[H.H. (Hector Hugh) Munro] Saki (1870–1916), Scottish author. The Unbearable Bassington, ch. 13 (1912).

Lady Caroline, in the audience, commented: "They say the poor man is haunted by the fear that he will die during a general election, and that his obituary notices will be seriously curtailed by the space taken up by the election results. The curse of our party system, from his point of view, is that it takes up so much room in the press."
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