Ronald Firbank
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"Arthur Annesley Ronald Firbank" was an innovative British novelist. His eight short novels, partly inspired by the London aesthetes of the 1890s, especially Oscar Wilde, consist largely of dialogue, with references to religion, social-climbing, and sexuality.

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To be sympathetic without discrimination is so very debilitating.

She made a ravishing corpse.

All millionaires love a baked apple.

It is said, I believe, that to behold the Englishman at his best one should watch him play tip-and-run.

`O, help me heaven,' she prayed, `to be decorative and to do right.'