A twelve-year-old steals his parents’ credit card and gets on a plane to Bali.
Design for a House for a Cosmopolite, by Antoine-Laurent-Thomas Vaudoyer, 1783. © Private Collection / Archives Charmet / Bridgeman Images.
Volume X, Number 1 | winter 2017
Thomas Jefferson tried to avoid using servants at dinner parties by placing a dumbwaiter near each seat. According to one society chronicler, he feared “much of the domestic and even public discord was produced by the mutilated and misconstructed repetition of free conversation by these mute but not inattentive listeners.”
Many a man who thinks to found a home discovers that he has merely opened a tavern for his friends.—Norman Douglas, 1917
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