"Whenever we come upon one of those intensely right words in a book or a newspaper the resulting effect is physical as well as spiritual, and electrically prompt:

it tingles exquisitely around through the walls of the mouth and tastes as tart and crisp and good as the autumn-butter that creams the sumac-berry."
--- Mark Twain on
William Dean Howells.
From Quotable Twain,
David W. Barber, Editor
© 2002, Sound and Vision

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