Saturday, 14 June 2014


Pineapple is great. She is almost too transcendent -- a delight if not sinful, yet so like sinning that really a tender conscienced person would do well to pause -- too ravishing for mortal taste, she woundeth and excoriateth the lips that approach her - like lovers' kisses she biteth - she is a pleasure bordering on pain, from the fierceness and insanity of her relish.

Charles Lamb, Essays of Elia [1823]

(more on pineapple themes in books here)

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