Excerpt from The Philosopher in Slippers: Zigzag Views of Life and Society
Perhaps, candid reader, you think it is rather absurd that I should mention such a trivial incident.
It is not, however, a trivial incident. It is the great event of the evening. Calling for my slippers means a great deal. It means that I am not going out this evening. It means that I have already dined. I shall only take tea - sometimes, but not to-night - a severe tea or high tea but the great event of the day is over for me. Just as Lucullus dined with Lucullus, so the philosopher is going to take tea with the philosopher - ia a state of slippers which state of slippers means that I shall stand or sit or walk or lie down that I shall read or write, or doze or meditate, exactly when or how I choose.
Last night I was at a ball another very good reason for calling for my slippers.
The night before I was at a dinner-party the night before I was at a whist club 3 the night before I was at a theatre; the night before I was visiting a sick friend, who just now is laid upon the shelf, and is not very sure that he will come off it again. All which are very good reasons for calling for my slippers.
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