snark done well…

as a long time fan of the devil’s dictionary i enjoyed this article about ambrose bierce immensely. while hardly falling in the hard-lit domain that the ny review of books is known for, it’s worth reading for the collection of snarky little nuggets like this.

Mr. Parton says Mrs. Stowe has lived a life of heroic virtue. With her face, a life of virtue is no very difficult matter. When Nature conferred upon her her peculiar charms, we imagine the operation might have been called, “Chastity made easy.”

– ambrose bierce

oh burn.