• Do you suppose that it is within your power to insult me? You evidently are not aware to whom you are speaking? Do you imagine that the envenomed spittle of five hundred little gentlemen of your type, heaped one upon another, would succeed in slobbering so much as the tips of my august toes?

    Marcel Proust (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of Marcel Proust (Illustrated)”, p.2149, Delphi Classics