shadow

After attending a prestigious ceremony

There are those, having all the accoutrements of piety, who respectfully are ushered into the most prominent pews from where, having assumed demeanours appropriate to a certified elect, in a splendid place they graciously (though with a gradual glazing of gaze) bestow their patronage, like gentry at a Benefit upon syllables that have blown clean inside-out what riffraff supplicants! what prodigals and magdalenes bought - so embarrassingly - to penitential tears. Or (even worse) to an extravagance of joy.

of 5 stories this month > Get unlimited stories
You've read 5 of 5 free stories

Only $1 for your first month.

Get unlimited Monitor journalism.