Quotation by Robert Benchley

Even the most incompetent English actor, coming on the stage briefly to announce the presence below of Lord and Lady Ditherege, gives forth a sound so soft and dulcet as almost to be a bar of music. But sometimes that is all there is. The words are lost in the graceful sweep of the notes.
Robert Benchley (1889–1945), U.S. writer, humorist. The Treasurer's Report and Other Aspects of Community Singing, "The King's English: Not Murder But Suicide," Grosset & Dunlap (1930).
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