Two by Powell
Two quotes, Dizzyheads, from the journals of Anthony Powell (1990-1992):
"We talked of Faulkner, regarding whom I feel I must hold some coherent opinion before I die, rather than saying: Well, I quite liked *Sanctuary*, but have never really been able to get on with any of the other ones."
and (this one closes the volume)—
"Last day of what I would not dissent from HM the Queen's view in calling a 'horrible year'. 'Envy and calumny and hate and paint' cover it pretty well. I realize more than ever how much I depend on V. and on the rest of my family."
I wonder if I mistranscribed that word "paint"—"pain" must be right. But paint somehow works with "cover," so there you have it.