Thursday, April 30, 2015

New York Way

Plaque on West 23rd

"It was the old New York way of taking life 'without effusion of blood': the way of people who dreaded scandal more than disease, who placed decency above courage, and who considered that nothing was more ill-bred than 'scenes,' except the behaviour of those who gave rise to them."
Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence

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