February 16th, 2017

Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock

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“When Scythrop grew up, he was sent, as usual, to a public school, where a little learning was painfully beaten into him, and from thence to the university, where it was carefully taken out of him; and he was sent home like a well-threshed ear of corn, with nothing in his head.”

* cue manic, self-identifying laughter *

Full Transcript HERE (Project Gutenberg)